D.ESCAL8™ courses

Providing Certified training & Bespoke workshops

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Research based

embedding current research, legislation, best practice and 'real world' examples, aiding consolidation of skills and knowledge

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safe zone

participants are fully supported both emotionally and physically throughout our training situations, leading to a toolbox of staff support systems

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Behavioural

we use Behavioural Skills Training (BST) theory which employs instructions, modelling, rehearsal, and feedback in order to effectively teach a new skill

D.ESCAL8™ courses & workshops

Live Interactive Bespoke Online Training

This online interactive training involves your team generating live content to discuss. The modern work environement can feel overwhelming, understanding the resources you have or can nurture to assist you to overcome the pressures of life can assist your staff in fabulous ways. Facilitated by our Training Lead this training can cover many different elements agreed in advance with the commissioner of the training. It can also be run where the participants decide live what modules they would like to cover.

The modules themselves promote knowledge and understanding however if you choose the modules well, the outcomes have an effect on individual ethos, resilience, group cohesion and an overall improvement in Psychological Flexibility.

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'Supporting Individuals in Distress' (SID) - Restraint Reduction Network

This D.ESCAL8™ 3 day course is Certified under the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards administered by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). As with all our physical intervention courses it is informed by the Training Needs Analysis of the needs of the individuals you support.

Participants completing this course will gain a certificate confirming they have been trained to the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.

As the 'Supporting Individuals in Distress' course (SID) is certified you can be confident that all of the standards of theory, current legislation, Physical Intervention Risk Assessments and best practice are met whilst being tailored to the particular needs of your service and supported individuals.

  • RESEARCH BASED - embedding current research, legislation, best practice and 'real world' examples, aiding consolidation of skills and knowledge
  • SAFE ZONE - participants are fully supported both emotionally and physically throughout our training situations, leading to a toolbox of staff support systems
  • BEHAVIOURAL - we use Behavioural Skills Training (BST) theory which employs instructions, modelling, rehearsal, and feedback in order to effectively teach a new skill
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Positive Behaviour Support - An Introduction

This one day workshop will give participants a solid understanding of positive behaviour support (PBS).

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Positive Behaviour Support is the framework at the heart of D.ESCAL8™ training; delivering all care in a supportive and positive way even in times of crisis when individuals can display sings of distress.

An individualised approach is embedded within the workshop delivery giving supporters and staff the grounding that PBS is at the centre of all care they provide and in all the work they do.

The training teaches and discusses primary and secondary prevention strategies, with the overall principle that all prevention strategies should be carefully selected and reviewed to ensure that they do not constrain opportunities or have an adverse effect on the welfare or the quality of life of anyone involved.

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Inset Days - Special Educational Needs

Bespoke Inset Training - Are you interested in an inset day that is informative, fun and memorable enough that staff are talking about it months afterwards? Then look no further!

This page is for Special Schools - Pupil Referral Units and Mainstream Education inset days can be found here

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Autism Awareness

This one day introduction course gives an introduction to autism including the understanding and acceptance of Autistic people.

A two day, more in depth workshop is also available.

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Inset Day - Pupil Referral Unit or Mainstream

Bespoke Inset Day Training - Are you interested in a inset day that is informative, fun and memorable enough staff are talking about it months afterwards? Then look no further!

This page is for Pupil Referral Units and Mainstream Education - Special Schools inset days can be found here

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Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Dual Diagnosis is a term that is used in many different areas, however, here we are specifically discussing people who have a Learning Disability and who may experience Mental Health issues. This one day workshop is interspersed with exercises, videos, presentation and discussion.

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Advanced Behaviour Support Plans

Des Cooke is a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) and as such can perform comprehensive Functional Behaviour Assessments and implement Behaviour Support Plans around specific individuals.

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Emotional Resilience

Any interaction in any setting can be stressful, D.ESCAL8™ run workshops that will build emotional resilience within your staff group.

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Trainers Project Supporting Individuals in Distress

Why not have your own successful Associate Trainer that would adhere to the Restraint Reduction Network Standards and deliver D.ESCAL8™'s ‘Supporting Individuals in Distress’ course and associated annual update days to staff within your service.

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Developing Positive Relationships including Positive Behaviour Support, breakaway and restrictive practice

This is a comprehensive four day course that incorporates our 'Supporting Individuals in Distress' course with an additional in depth focus on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Incorporated in this course are skills for life around building and maintaining relationships even when that relationship is with an individual whose behaviour causes some distress for those around them.

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Advanced Restrictive Physical Interventions

D.ESCAL8™ can provide individualised physical interventions as part of our bespoke consultancy. These are only discussed when a Training Needs Analysis, Behavioural Audit  assessment by a consultant indicate this need. Bespoke physical interventions have been designed around individuals in special circumstances.

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'Supporting Individuals in Distress' (SID) Update Day

This one day course is an annual update for our Foundation course (SID). An annual refresher is a requirement of the Restraint Reduction Standards to keep staff up to date, confident, competent and certified.

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'Supporting Individuals in Distress' Intro and Breakaway 2 Day

A two day interactive course that covers the introductory aspects of our foundation course "Supporting Individuals in Distress" (SID) and includes an introduction to physical skills commonly thought of as breakaway skills -  we call these Disengagement Skills.

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'Supporting Individuals in Distress' Intro 1 Day

This one day interactive course covers the introductory aspects of our foundation course "Supporting Individuals in Distress" (SID), including an example as an introduction to Physical Skills.

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  • Research Based
    Relax in the knowledge this is our specialty
  • Physical & Emotional Safety
    Provide a safe environment for your staff and those they support
  • Behavioural at the core
    Delivery and content matches behavioural science

Restraint Reduction Network

Our Foundation course, 'Supporting Individuals in Distress,' is Certified by the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards that are administered by BILD - they can be found here

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West Wales Open Workshop

DATE: 7-9 December 2020

Narberth Area

This course is FULL - Register for the waiting list

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improve the lives of those you support and their futures