COVID-19 Press Release

COVID-19 Press Release

We are living in unprecedented times which individuals with Autism, Learning Disability and / or Mental Health issues may find exceptionally challenging.

We acknowledge the added stress that this will cause for those providing support can be enormous.
Steps we have developed to help you and your organisation include the following:
Our staff may be contacted by email or telephone to respond to your request for additional consultancy advice and support.

PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training courses will be delivered through a live ‘face to face’ online blended learning approach until we are advised that it is safe to resume traditional face to face courses.

Our existing Instructors can complete their training through our online eLearning platform using this ‘face to face’ online approach which will provide opportunities for updates and assessment in real-time.

Furthermore we are working on making exciting new material available to support your continued development using our PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach.

We will continuously monitor the situation and update you as our additional material becomes available.

24th March 2020

Updates regarding BILD ACT Certification

We are working with BILD ACT (Association of Certified Training) towards certification of our training as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards (2019). Certification will be live by the start of October and will be a requirement from April 2020. We are on target to be one of the first organisations to gain certification by the 1st October.

 

The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019 have been written for training services delivered to education, health and social care services across the UK including services that support people with autism, learning disabilities, dementia and mental health conditions.

 

The Standards aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. They are designed to:

  • Protect people’s fundamental human rights and promote person centred best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed
  • Improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them
  • Reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice
  • Increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs
  • Where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint

 

For more information on the RRN Training Standards please visit: http://restraintreductionnetwork.org/know-the-standard/

 

 

New Course – Understanding Behaviour

This course is designed for people who would like to gain an increased understanding of behaviours that cause concern (behaviours that challenge) with a view to putting in place supportive strategies to reduce their impact and increase the well-being of the individual and those around them.

For more information about the course click below:

http://www.proact-scipr-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Understanding-Behaviour.pdf

If you would like to book please phone: 01256 461273 or email:   enquiries@proact-scipr-uk.com

 

A gradient approach to supporting individuals who challenge

Loddon Training & Consultancy provides training to support individuals who may challenge. The training is a whole approach with an emphasis on getting the conditions right for the person enabling them to grow and develop, and to reach their full potential.

The approach is dynamic and based on the skills and knowledge gained through over 30 years supporting children and young people in a residential school for individuals who have experienced many failed placements because of their challenging behaviour.

All training begins by considering the communicative function of behaviour and starts with the following: ‘the purpose of our behaviour is to get our needs met’. This enables course participants to begin to reflect on any behaviour and understand that all behaviour serves a purpose whether socially acceptable or not.

Assessment of the function would follow, complemented by a team approach to problem solving and culminating in an individualised Behaviour Support Plan.

This Behaviour Support Plan will address all aspects of the individual’s support needs and form guidelines to ensure consistency of support.

The Behaviour Support Plan begins by introducing the individual through an initial pen picture, outlining any areas for consideration for example, diagnosis and medical needs, in addition to their likes, dislikes and preferences as well as communication level

The plan will then be divided in to four core areas: Proactive, Active and Reactive and Post Incident Support. This will emphasise the use of Positive Behaviour Support and emphasise the importance of reducing the need for physical interventions and restraint. This is illustrated in the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Gradient in Figure 1.

 

Raising Awareness of Autism

Anna Kennedy Online are a charity dedicated to raising the awareness of autism

Visit us at the Anna Kennedy Online Expo Taking place on2 3rd March 2019  at Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PN (Eastern Gateway).

 

Follow link below for details and tickets

https://akoautismexpo.co.uk/

Fundraising

The Loddon Foundation are fundraising for an Interactive Floor for the Sensory Room at the school.  This will help the children learn cause and effect, cognitive understanding and enhancing recognition skills, all of which is incredibly hard for our young people with complex sensory difficulties.

A team of staff from across the Foundation have signed up to take part in the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 18th March to raise funds towards purchasing an amazing piece of sensory equipment for the children.

‘Glo Runners’ consist of Nicky from Loddon Training & Consultancy, Pauline, Pam, Joel, Jez and Alan from The Loddon School.

For more information please click here for Fundraising Poster & if you would like to donate to our Just Giving Page click here https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/loddon-glo-runners

 

PBS Planning Course

This course is for PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructors who are employed in education, social care or healthcare services who are leading a team of staff in the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support for individuals with Learning Difficulties, autism spectrum conditions or complex needs.  This course will help to further develop their skills and knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support Planning, enabling them to contribute to the development and implementation of Multi-element Behaviour Support Plans within the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Whole Approach.

Please contact us for further details.