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Positive Behaviour Management Pro (PBMpro) has been assessed by BILD ACT (Association of Certified Training) and complies with the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards. Accredited training will be a requirement for all NHS commissioned services from April 2020. It will also be recognised as best practice by CQC.

PBMpro includes PBS content and also provides more in-depth training on secondary prevention and reactive strategies, focusing on ethical and safe approaches to non-preventable challenging behaviours. The physical intervention component focuses on the use of personal space, breakaway techniques and a limited number of restraint procedures, should they be required, all supported by underpinning knowledge and values stemming from evidence-based practice and empirical research. PBMpro takes pride in delivering safe, ethical physical intervention training. None of our techniques use pain to achieve compliance and well-recognised high-risk restraint procedures are avoided. PBMpro is one of the very few UK or international reactive strategy training approaches to have any supporting peer review research into its effectiveness.


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PBMpro training is available for the following service user groups:

  • Adults with intellectual disabilities or autism
  • Adults with acquired brain injury
  • Adults with mental health needs
  • Older people with dementia
  • Children & Young People
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

The training course is delivered on-site or at a local venue of your choice for care staff teams. The initial course is 2.5 or 3 days depending on the number of techniques required and the annual refresher is up to one day.

If you have large staff groups you could train your own in-house trainers on our CPD approved 10 day trainer course so they can deliver the training internally for you.

The next 10 day trainer course dates are below.  More courses will be added as soon as we have enough delegates for each location. You can have your own trainer course if you have at least 6 delegates.

Bristol: next course due to start 23rd March 2020

Manchester:  next course date tbc

Please contact us for a trainer course outline, person spec and application form.


If you do not need physical intervention techniques please click here to see our PBS theory only training.



Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards – updated January 2020

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards 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

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Need an additional trainer?

We can supply one of our accredited PBMpro trainers on a daily rate basis. This service can be used if you do not have enough in-house PBMpro trainers to cover your training needs. Your own trainer will run the training course, provide paperwork and resources etc and we will supply an additional trainer to assist with the delivery of the practical training where two trainers are required.



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