Autism Course

We are pleased to be able to offer our Autism Course on Monday 19th July as face to face training in our COVID friendly environment.

This course is for parents, carers & professionals who provide support to individuals with autistic spectrum disorders.

Our courses are run by qualified professionals with many years experience working at The Loddon School with children who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties.

We can also come out to your organisation / school and tailor the course to suit your needs.

Please click here for further details

Awards 2020 – Celebrating Excellence

Loddon Training & Consultancy Annual PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Awards 2020

Every year we host an annual awards ceremony at our annual conference to celebrate the excellent work our PROACT-SCIPr-UK® organisations are doing within their service whether its Instructors providing much needed training in our approach, organisations finding ingenious ways of implementing it, whole teams or frontline staff responsible for the support of individuals with complex needs and whose behaviour may be cause for concern.

This year, unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have been forced to postpone our conference, however we remain committed to celebrating good practice. Indeed, we feel that more than ever it is important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of those who have been working tirelessly to ensure that those we support receive the best care and education in these unprecedented times.

To do this we need your help. We need you to submit your nominations for the following awards:


Instructor of the Year Award

This award acknowledges the important role of a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor within an organisation.  The PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor is key to the successful implementation of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach and the provision of positive individualised support.


Marion Cornick Award for Innovative Practice

This award recognises innovative approaches to the implementation of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®  – stretching the boundaries to achieve positive outcomes.


Best Practice Award

We are looking for an individual or a team that has offered exceptional support and encouragement to an individual or individuals supported by their organisation within the past year by utilising a whole approach to make a difference for them and enabling them to live a fulfilling life.


All awards will be judged by a multi-disciplinary panel


Eligibility – nominations are open for any of the following: Organisations, Directors, Homes Managers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Social Workers, Residential Support Workers, SaLT, OT, Psychologists, Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, as well as PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructors, Parents and Carers.

Closing Date

The closing date for awards is 9th October 2020.


We will announce the winners on Friday 6th November 2020


Please follow the link to view the award details and access the 2020 Award Nomination Form:


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:



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:

If you would like to book please phone: 01256 461273 or email:   [email protected]


Find out how Loddon Training & Consultancy was set up to provide person-centred support

Click the link below (pages 36 – 37) to read the article about when QA Education caught up with the team at Loddon Training & Consultancy to find out about how the specialist education training provider was set up to provide person-centred support.

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

Newsletter March 2018

Read all about the latest news from Loddon Training & Consultancy – Newsletter March 2018