aims: through positive behaviour support approaches and plans,
with a focus on de-escalation, to actively reduce risk and the
need for restraint; to support teaching, learning and caring,
by increasing staff confidence and competence, in responding
to behaviours that challenge, whilst promoting and protecting
Our method: providing
behaviour support training for child and adult services, designed
to reduce anxiety, risk and restraint. For more information,
see links: "Keypoints About Training" and "Training Options".
The Team Teach training
system has been nationally accredited (2006, 2009, 2012 and
2015) and all physical techniques, as part of these accreditations,
undergone a medical
risk assessment review, carried
out by independent, medical experts.
Our results: Team
- Teach training has received the highest level of award in
the U.K - a National Training Award - This government supported
award is presented to entries who have demonstrated exceptional
achievement through training and development. Judges were
impressed by the support infrastructure and the robust quality
control and assurance processes. They observed that it was
a clearly needed service and its innovative approaches have
delivered significant benefits to schools/services and local
within the Case Study/Research area of the web site.:
"Helping Teachers Manage Challenging Behaviour"
Best practice in this area is achieved through a whole staff
training approach, actively supported and attended by senior
leadership and management; where everybody hears the key messages
at the same time and are on the "same page" with
regard to knowing what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour
and with regard to the latter, how to respond in a way that
is reasonable, proportionate and necessary.
Therefore, our preferred and recommended training model,
providing the highest level of safeguarding, is for all staff
to receive training:
Option 1 : a 6 hour "Foundation" course (to reduce foreseeable low "mainstream" risk),
Option 2: a 12 hour "Basic" course (to reduce foreseeable medium "special service" risk) and where supported through evidenced health and safety needs, additional advanced modules (to reduce foreseeable elevated risk).
For large groups of staff in mainstream services, it is possible
for a smaller cohort of 12 or 24 participants (including
representation from leadership and management) to
be trained in "Option 1" above and then at least two individuals
attending this Foundation training, able to progress on to
the 5 day intermediate trainer course. This trainer certificate
would then permit them to train and refresh their own staff.
See course booking link for details about the Foundation and
intermediate trainer course. Staff working with, or in, special
needs settings, should complete the 2 day Basic course. These
"special" settings should have access to their own "in house"
Team -Teach Let's Share Area (Course Participants)
If you have completed a Team-Teach 6 Hour Foundation or 12 Hour Basic Course why not register to gain access to our shared resources area.
Access is 'free' and once you have registered you will be able to keep up to date with the latest government guidance, reports together with useful documentation.
Click Here to Register (Course Participants)
Gold Award -
A Road Map (Development Plan) to Enable Risk and Restraint
Going for 'Gold' and making
services safer. Team-Teach is committed to helping services
provide safer environments for both staff and service users.
We aim to support services reach higher standards in their
pursuit of 'best practice' and restraint reduction
Therefore, we have created some useful resources, as well
as, our very own 'Gold Standards Award' to help services achieve
this 'best practice' aim. Services do not have to apply for
the "Gold Award" but can just use the template as
an "in house" tool, to facilitate a risk and restraint
reduction development plan.
For more details, see the documents below, or view our 'Case Studies' section to see the benefits services have gained from using the Team-Teach approach. More Info
Risk and Restraint Reduction Action Plan (Special Services)
Risk and Restraint Reduction Action Plan (Mainstream Services)
Stardards Award Criteria