Protective Behaviours

In 1998 I began my journey in Protective Behaviours by completing Foundation Level training and then, in 2000, Intermediate Level/Extended training.  I spent the next few years using the process as well as revisiting and co-delivering the training until, in 2003, I felt ready to be observed and assessed in order to become endorsed by PBUK as trainer in Protective Behaviours.

Between 2010 and 2012 I lead & co-delivered PB Workshops, Foundation & Intermediate level Protective Behaviours training across Hertfordshire as part of an Early Intervention Service project for Action for Children.  This year I have continued to facilitate and deliver training for Action for Children Children’s Centres in both Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire with parents and practitioners. A particularly exciting venture for me has been introducing PBs courses into the study programmes of undergraduate students at the University of Northamptonshire reading Early Childhood Studies.

In 2012 I  worked as a mentor for trainee trainers having co-delivered a PBUK Train the Trainers course with Simon Sneath. Since then Simon and I have gone on to develop the PBPeople community-based website and forum as well as the Protective Behaviours Training Partnership. The Partnership’s purpose is to promote and train PBs in ways that enhance accessibility and affordability whilst maintaining quality. The Partnership has been approved as service providers for Protective Behaviours training courses for LGSS (owned by Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils), Oxfordshire County Council and Worcestershire County Council.

Currently I am able to offer the following Protective Behaviours Training Partnership Certificated courses:

  • 2 day Foundation Training in Protective Behaviours
  • 4 day Specialist Practitioner “Process into Practice” Protective Behaviours
  • 4 day Train the Trainers – Protective Behaviours
  • Apprenticeship Train the Trainer Training
  • PBs and Babies

I can also offer bespoke training and workshop sessions in Protective Behaviours that can help participants refresh their memory, review their practice, make links with other approaches and find new ways to use PBs.