aim: through risk and restraint reduction, to support teaching,
learning and caring, by increasing staff confidence and competence,
in responding to behaviours that challenge, whilst promoting
and protecting positive relationships.
Our method: providing behavior 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".
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 authorities/employers.
See NTA document: "Helping Teachers
Manage Challenging Behaviour" within the Case Study/Research
area of the web site.
Our preferred 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" trainers.
All techniques have undergone (2006,
2009 & 2012) a legal and medical risk assessment review,
carried out by independent, medical and legal experts.
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