Sharing our work……
In addition to establishing a school Marion also wanted to ensure that good practice could be made available to others who would not necessarily experience The Loddon School® directly. With this in mind she made provision within the charity to also focus on the dissemination of good practice through the provision of training.
People soon realised the benefits of the approach by the amazing achievements made by the pupils from the school, which led to requests and recommendations to supply training in the approach used throughout the UK, and so the external training division of the Charity was created.
Training was initially provided on the basis of ‘sharing skills and knowledge’ and by the mid 1990’s demand was such that formalised courses were introduced which later became accredited to the British Institute of Learning Disabilities – BILD Code of Practice through the BILD Physical Intervention Scheme.
The accreditation scheme was introduced in 2001 and was derived as an outcome from the BILD Publication ‘Physical Interventions A Policy Framework which Marion contributed to alongside John Harris, Alan Jefferson, Richard Mills and David Allen and was first published in 1996.
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® was one of the first organisations to gain BILD accreditation in 2002 and with a change in emphasis from reactive to proactive strategies generally in the UK prompted us to the move from *SCIP® to PROACT-SCIPr-UK®.
In 2008 Loddon Training & Consultancy was formally established as a business unit within the Charity to support this dissemination of knowledge Training has been provided nationally to both schools and health and social care providers, with the number of Instructors teaching the programme currently at 700+.
The 2015 re-accreditation of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® reported:
‘Overall I found this to be a good submission, which if anything does not fully reflect the quality of the systems and practice which make PROACT-SCIPr-UK® an excellent ambassador for the BILD Code of Practice. In short stating that PROACT-SCIPr-UK® exceeds the requirements of the BILD Code of Practice, for which the Loddon Foundation is very proud.
Loddon Training & Consultancy continues to develop its services which are now extended to the provision of Outreach work for Parents and Carers and internationally to small on-going programmes in Romania and Zambia.