On-Site, Trauma-Informed Workshops

Make Learning Come Alive For Teams Dealing With Trauma and Complex Needs

Complex trauma impacts on the lives of young people and their care-givers. 


Stress, conflict, aggression, low attainment, damaged relationships.  When these aren't addressed, they can result in staff absenteeism, high turn-over and low morale - which often leads to a vicious, downwards cycle of acting out and reduced engagement - of both the team and young people.


Patterns of avoidance and trauma will repeat and success and resilience is reduced or limited.


The process of action-learning workshops is powerful and effective.  It helps to identify repeating negative patterns and replace these with effective, sustainable practices. 



Our Training will Develop your Team and their Service Delivered by:

  • Identifying team members' strengths and weaknesses through 'live assessment' and engaging reflection.
  • Inspiring commitment to their roles and personal development. 
  • Refining Personal Development Plans with new training insights and greater 'buy-in'.
  • Engaging your team in active learning opportunities that move from theory into practice and reflection. Learning how to resolve conflict.
  • Practicing effective trauma-informed interventions.
  • Reducing the need for physical restraints.
  • Evidencing the safe, effective interventions learned, in line with (and exceeding) statutory requirements.
  •  For established homes: examining current challenges related to their team dynamics, or to specific young people's needs and demands.
  • For new homes: preparing for potential new residents, as well as establishing ethical and sustainable practices (planning, action, reviewing, evidencing, planning).

How the Training Works

We join your team on-site, or at a local training centre.


We offer theoretical content that we put into practice immediately, helping to embed new practices.


We facilitate role-play in a way that even shy or inexperienced practitioners can be highly active, creative and engaged in learning and contributing. 


We use playful and effective training techniques of "rewind, pause and re-play" - looking, learning and reflecting from the perspectives of both young person and team members.


Theoretical Content

  • Can be client-group specific.
  • Trauma-informed.
  • Attachment model.
  • Soothing and De-escalation.
  • Projection and Transference.
  • Victim, Persecutor, Rescuer Dynamics.
  • Vicarious Trauma and Resilience.

We also look at issues around recording interactions that evidence safety, efficacy and exceed regulation requirements.

We will explore: How did you 'see' this interaction? How should it be recorded? 


We provide templates for the team to take away.


Our training covers all areas key to Ofsted report outcomes.


As an additional service, we can also provide guidance on administrative tasks (essential for successful Regulation 44 checks) and consultation on your Ofsted improvement plans.


If you want to see significant improvements in staff competence and confidence, then please get in touch.