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 engaging, participatory two-day course that provides learners with an excellent foundation in the internationally acclaimed Protective Behaviours Process.
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 a specialised prevention programme designed to educate about the subject of (Child) Sexual Exploitation incorporating the Protective Behaviours Process.
Course topics:

  • Feeling Safe and Sexual Exploitation
  • Unwritten Rules and Abuse
  • Grooming and Consent
  • Relationships and Personal Networks

Participants who has previously attended the Protective Behaviours training can complete this programme in 1 day.
For other professionals this course spans over 2 days.


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 2018
Protective Behaviours Foundation   £225            

14th &15th June                                   Oxfordshire
13th & 14th September                        Buckinghamshire
5th & 6th November                             Berkshire
Knowing Me and Knowing You        1 day £175*,    2 day £350* 

25th May                                              Buckinghamshire
26th June                                             Oxfordshire
19th & 20th November                         Buckinghamshire
27th November                                    Oxfordshire
Restorative Approaches                   £200         

21st & 28th June                                 Oxford City

*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