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Positive Behaviour Management

This course is designed to look at presenting behaviours, understanding in which context these are occurring and the need behind them (Behaviour as a form of Communication). The training will centre on equipping staff with skills and confidence to proactively manage negative behaviours, by having a consistent approach to implementing techniques learnt.


Delegates will learn how to address disruptive behaviour safely and effectively, increasing the likelihood that individuals will feel both supported and listened to. 

The Breakaway element of the course is designed to help both staff and individuals stay safe in any given environment in accordance with the law. These techniques employ maximum care and minimum amount of force necessary, and will be for the shortest period of time to ensure that all staff actions should be proportionate to the circumstance.

Aims of Positive Behavioural Support

To provide strategies to increase the confidence of staff in dealing with challenging behaviours, ensuring the safety of everyone concerned. Also to look at how good Care, Behaviour and Risk planning are vital to providing good consistent outcomes.

Positive Behaviour Management Learning Objectives

  • Define & give examples of challenging behaviour
  • To identify Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors that contribute to violence & aggression
  • Identify and contextualise signs and symptoms of aggression
  • Describe the needs of service users before, through and after episodes of crisis
  • Recognise the impact of staff response to crisis
  • How dynamic Care, Risk and Behavioural planning identifies needs

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