Training for professionals

SAFE! is an accredited training centre of the Protective Behaviours Consortium CIC (PBC) and delivers several training courses across the Thames Valley throughout the year.

We provide regular ‘Protective Behaviours’ and ‘Feeling Safe: Knowing Me & Knowing You’ courses across the counties and run some one-off trainings in different parts of the Thames Valley. For further details on the course and dates when they run see below.

These courses are aimed at professionals working with children and young adults in various capacities.

PBC Foundation Level in Protective Behaviours
This is an internationally recognised approach to building emotional literacy and resilience in children, young people and adults. It is a pragmatic approach to personal safety awareness encouraging empowerment and teaching strategies to counter abusive behaviour. The training will develop helpful exercises and approaches to be used widely in work with all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Introduce participants to the principles and strategies of the Protective Behaviours Process
  • Demonstrate how Protective Behaviours can be used to develop professional practice, support safer relationships, develop good safeguarding practice, and provide a safe approach to improving personal wellbeing
  • Enable learners to achieve an accredited Protective Behaviours Qualification (QCF)

Feeling Safe: Knowing Me and Knowing You

This is an exciting course aimed at practitioners who have an understanding of CSE. Practioners often complete the training on awareness or understanding CSE but then ask what can they do to support or prevent those at risk. The course it not training in CSE but trains you in the use of an intervention/prevention resource. The resource and license is included in the training and can be used with individual young people or groups of young people. 

Professionals who have completed the Protective Behaviours Foundation course are able to complete this course in one day, alternatively this course is run across two days for those who have not completed the PB foundation training.

The 2-day course is £350 and the 1-day course is £175.

Restorative Approaches are all about relationships – making, maintaining and, when necessary, repairing relationships

This two-day course provides an introduction to Restorative Approaches, restorative language and conflict management and form modules 1 & 2 of the full 4-day Restorative Practitioner training.
The aims of the course are:

  • Understand the Restorative Approach – philosophy and mindset
  • How does it differ from current practice?
  • Learn skills to have a restorative conversation with one person
  • Learn and practice skills and techniques for managing conflict and relationships restoratively including informal restorative processes
  • Share ideas and expertise
  • Reflect on current practice and identify next steps

This training is aimed at: Head teachers, Senior Leadership Team, Anti-Bullying Leads, Teaching staff and Pastoral Support Staff. Suitable for primary and secondary schools.

Upcoming course dates 2019

Protective Behaviours Foundation   £250                    

16th and 17th May               Oxfordshire
8th and 9th July                   Buckinghamshire
25th and 26th September    Berkshire
8th and 9th October             Oxfordshire
19th and 20th November     Berkshire

Knowing Me and Knowing You        1 day £175*,    2 day £350* 

2nd July                             Oxfordshire  *1-day

*Discounts available on bookings for 2 or more colleagues at the same organisation

For enquiries or to book on to any of our courses please contact us on or 01865 582495

SAFE! is an accredited centre of
Protective Behaviours Consortium CIC (PBC)
The National organisation for Protective Behaviours in the UK
Studio 315, Scott House, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. B9 4AA
T: 0121 7713215 E: Company Number: 9042562