Protective Behaviours (Foundation)
Who should attend?
This course can be of benefit to everyone. Protective Behaviours is used by parents, children, early years practitioners, teachers, childminders, health and social workers, police, refuge workers and counsellors to name but a few.
About Protective Behaviours
Protective Behaviours is a practical down to earth approach to personal safety. It is a process that encourages self-empowerment and brings with it the skills to raise self-esteem and to help avoid being victimised. This is achieved by helping individuals recognise and trust their intuitive feelings (Early Warning Signs) and develop strategies for self-protection. The Protective Behaviours process encourages an adventurous approach to life that satisfies the need for fun and excitement without violence and fear.
Protective Behaviours Foundation is a 2-day course for anyone who lives and/or works with children, young people, or adults. Ideally the day sessions are separated by one or two weeks to allow time for reflection and practice. This course is also available in a live interactive online version.
The Foundation course introduces the 5 elements of the PB process and provides opportunities to experience the 7 strategies in action.
The learning outcomes for the course are that each participant will be able to:
- understand what makes up the Language of Safety and be able to use this in order to communicate in a way that enhances relationships and empowers all involved
- explain some of the possible effects of Unwritten Rules
- describe the relationship between Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviour and use this model to problem solve events
- clarify Rights and Responsibilities
- define a personal concept of Safety
- describe the function of Early Warning Signs in the PB process
- describe how a person might use the idea of Personal Networks of support
- describe how someone could use the seven PB Strategies as an integral part of the Protective Behaviours process in practice
- devise a Personal and/or Group Plan to use the Protective Behaviours process
- make links with the Protective Behaviours process and things that people may already statutorily have to do or choose to do
Attending a 2-day course provides individuals with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of Protective Behaviours and build confidence in being able to recognise where it already exists in current practice. It also helps to identify areas for future development and attendees are encouraged to record how their practice will change as a result of the training.
On successful completion of this course, attendees will receive log-in details to access on-line resources to support the application of PBs.
About the trainer
Sally Ann Hart has a background working as a teacher, Portage visitor, infant massage instructor and a freelance trainer specialising in Protective Behaviours, (PBUK accredited). She has worked with young people, parents, teachers, practitioners and with a variety of special educational needs. Sally Ann is particularly interested in helping parents and practitioners meet the needs of babies and young children. For this reason she has developed this area within her PB work and made links with other projects including ‘The Northamptonshire Baby Room Project’ and Hertfordshire’s ‘My Baby’s Brain: 5 to Thrive resources’. Sally Ann has also worked with undergraduate students reading Early Childhood Studies at the University of Northampton and as a specialist adviser to the Dot Com Children’s Foundation charity helping to develop resources that both promote and are consistent with the PB process. Sally Ann uses Protective Behaviours on a daily basis both in her work and with her own family including a dog!
Sally Ann’s most recent post was working as a Pre-School Teacher (SEN)/Area SENCo within Northamptonshire Children & Young People’s Service.
£155 + VAT per participant
12:30 - 15:30
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this 2-day programme will run over four sessions in two consecutive weeks as follows: