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

'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

Day One

Concepts

  • Legal Aspects & Policies
  • Tolerance & Emotional Resilience
  • Stress & Staff Support
  • Assault Cycle & De-escalation techniques
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Physical Interventions - Disengagement

  • Simple pinches

Day two

This content is agreed during the commissioning process and is informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits.

Concepts

  • Introduction to Stress Training - how our emotions affect the interactions we have when in stressful situations & how we can improve our communication under pressure. Our aim is to build positive relationships with those we support.
  • Introduction to Self Injury

Physical Interventions - Disengagement

Examples of the comprehensively risk assessed techniques include;

  • Wrist Grabs
  • Pinching / Scratching
  • Clothing Grabs
  • Hair Grabs
  • Biting
  • Airway Protection
  • Assisting Others in any situation
  • Protection from hits / blows

Day three

This content is agreed during the commissioning process and is informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits.

Concepts for day 3

  • Advanced Stress Training
  • Self Injury

Restrictive Physical Interventions

Extending on from and consolidating the second day, examples of the techniques include;

  • Movement concepts
  • Fluid Restraint
  • Movement & Self Injury
  • Other Restrictive Procedures as informed by Training Needs Analysis & Behavioural Audits

Link to BILD ACT entry for D.ESCAL8™

This course was invaluable and just what we needed to raise morale and self-esteem at such a difficult, critical time in 2020.

The course was deemed ‘enlightening, thought provoking and a tonic’ and reinforced a team building approach. Staff felt it was an ‘eye opener’ to witness how other staff were feeling when they were feeding back anonymously about their feelings, emotions and experiences and felt that they were not alone.

Staff took time to focus on their positive and supportive reactions to pupils and staff who were in distress or needed support and assistance and will apply these strategies to themselves. A very positive camaraderie and renewed team building approach has resulted from this course.

We have worked with Des on other sessions and projects and he never fails to enthuse, engage, challenge and support staff. Thanks so much, an excellent experience again.

Head Teacher

I found the course to be excellent. It really touched a nerve with me and I will definitely be trying some of the techniques. I really enjoy the courses Des runs and hope to attend more in the future.

ASC Teacher

This was a great course that was very thought-provoking and helped me think about myself and others in a different way. It was clear how the course content applied to my work situation.

Teacher

It was great to reinforce the philosophies that we have looked at with Des before.

Teacher

Very interesting, such a big world around behaviour that I don't know, but would like to. Defiantly have some more tools to help me and my way of thinking. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

Very interesting and informative. Makes you think more about things you take for granted.

Admin Manager

The course has a varied and interesting content that can be applied to a range of life situations to support yourself and others.

Teaching Assistant

I always enjoy the D8 sessions, they teach us so much. This time because of Covid-19 it was different, we had videos to watch before hand and I found that very helpful. They were mainly self-help videos on how to manage stress, I would recomend these to everyone struggling with stress. I look forward to getting back to normal and doing the practical training sessions again, the ones that change how you deal with any issue before it gets to a piont that it can't be dealt with.

Teaching Assistant

Great course content and delivery as I've come to expect from Des, very knowledgeable and expertly delivered considering the current climate (covid)

Teaching Assistant

Very emotional and informative as always..Des managed to deliver the session over zoom and kept the attention of all the staff..Well done des

Teaching Assistant

I really enjoyed the course, lots to learn and take in

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course and refreshed my understanding on the ethos

Teaching Assistant

Very informative and interesting workshop, I have learned a lot and would recommend it.

Teaching Assistant

Great to see Des again. I enjoyed all the new information and felt it was informative and relevant. Nice to have a recap on past information as well.

Teaching Assistant

Very informative course, well presented. Enjoyed the attachments on the worksheet at the end of the course also. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

A very good workshop! Not only the presentation but the links to the different videos and websites were very interesting.

Teaching Assistant

The course was interesting, with the right amount of balance of listening and questions.

Teaching Assistant

The course is always presented really well and because of the interaction your kept on your toes.

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Good information and interventions for the role I’m in

Teaching Assistant

Great information as usual , found afterbreak session hard to process, needed more time and would have prefered face to face course, but thats the world we are in.

Teaching Assistant

I found the course very interesting , Des was very engaging and was a good refresher course that I feel like I needed.

Teaching Assistant
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