• Positive Approaches to Behaviour

    • Understanding and meeting the development needs of children and young people

    • Understanding and meeting the development needs of children and young people

    Children and Young People

    Professionals working within children’s support services must be equipped with the skills to ensure the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and the people they support, in this sensitive and high-risk area. Our award-winning training helps care professionals to meet their duty of care with the aim of creating positive and safer environments.

    Proven experience and expertise 

     

    Maybo programmes have been carefully designed for staff working in settings where there is an ongoing relationship with looked after children and young people with complex needs and who may present behaviours of concern.

    We are passionate about the provision of a person-centred, human rights model of care, that reduces the need for restrictive practices and improves quality of life. Our positive strategies help staff to:

    Better understand a child’s physiological and emotional needs
    Engage them in ways that reduce behaviours that challenge
    Reduce the need for restrictive practices
    Respond to crises to bring about a return to safety for everyone

    Our training is suitable for residential care, short break services, youth justice or educational settings and for children who may be described as having intellectual disabilities, living with autism, mental health, social-emotional and behavioural difficulties or other special educational needs. Training can also be tailored to families and carers. 

    Maybo Training Programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in our Children and Young People curriculum below

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the trainer

    • Blended

    • Promoting Human Rights & Reducing Restrictive Practices

      RRN Approved

      This RRN Approved module explores the principles of supporting a person's needs through a human rights approach. It develops learners' ability to take effective, person-centred measures to reduce restrictive practices that might be used intentionally or in some cases without realising they are restricting the person's liberty or autonomy.

      • Underpinning legislation, principles and definitions
      • Strategies to improve quality of life and reduce risk
      • Recognising restrictive practices
      • Ethical decision making

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Understanding Trauma and Trauma‑Informed Approaches

      Trauma can affect anyone. When a person lives with trauma their brain works differently and their behaviour changes, yet we as a society often respond in unhelpful ways.

      This comprehensive eLearning course seeks to bridge the gap between identifying and understanding trauma, and, responding with intelligence and compassion in a way that opens the door for recovery and a better way forward.

      Designed for people providing care and support to someone affected by trauma, four engaging and informative eLearning modules explore the fundamental concepts of trauma and how it affects the minds, emotions, lives and behaviours of people who experience it and those close to them.

      This comprehensive course provides a great starting point for those embarking on training and qualifications in trauma-informed approaches. It also provides a pragmatic, engaging and practical way for organisations to provide trauma-awareness training to their whole workforce.

      • Psychological trauma and its potential impact. 
      • Individual factors that can create resilience to trauma and the possible signs and symptoms of trauma.
      • Physiological and psychological effects of trauma.
      • Adopting a trauma-informed approach.

       

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      RRN Approved

      This module provides positive and proactive approaches to managing behaviours of concern based on respect for the individual.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Behaviours of concern
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Planning to reduce risks and vulnerabilities 


      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Common functions of behaviours of concern
      • Instinctive reactions to emotional or threatening situations
      • Potential triggers in self and others
      • Levels of escalation


      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • People's needs and expectations
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication 

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Safer De‑escalation

      RRN Approved

      This module covers person-centred de-escalation strategies to alleviate a situation and prevent distress or behaviours of concern from escalating.

      Dynamic Risk Assessment

      • Maybo SAFER model
      • Risk identification
      • Informed decision-making


      De-escalation Skills

      • Positive, non-aggressive approaches
      • Safer positioning and teamworking skills
      • Strategies to defuse, calm and resolve


      Personal Safety and Post-incident

      • Confronting behaviours
      • Heightened risk indicators
      • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
      • Post-event impact and responsibilities

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • eLearning eLearning
      • Blended Blended
    • Personal Safety and Guiding: Children

      RRN Approved

      This module provides practical strategies for reducing risk and maintaining safety. It can include low arousal guiding and re-direction skills and is relevant where behaviours can present risks of harm for a child and/or those that support and care for them.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills

      Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo assault avoidance and disengagement skills

      Low Arousal Guiding and Redirecting Skills

      • Skills to prompt or guide a child
      • Skills to re-direct a child
      • Contextual applications of Maybo guiding and redirecting skills


      This module must be preceded by Maybo's Positive Approaches to Behaviour and Safer De-escalation modules. 

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Personal Safety and Guiding: Children and Young People

      RRN Approved

      This module provides practical strategies for reducing risk and maintaining safety. It can include low arousal guiding and re-direction skills and is relevant where behaviours can present risks of harm for a child and/or those that support and care for them.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills

      Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo assault avoidance and disengagement skills

      Low Arousal Guiding and Redirecting Skills

      • Skills to prompt or guide a child or young person
      • Skills to re-direct a child or young person
      • Contextual applications of Maybo guiding and redirecting skills


      This module must be preceded by Maybo's Positive Approaches to Behaviour and Safer De-escalation modules. 

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • The assault avoidance trainer training was excellent. It is non aggressive, gentle, logical in its learning and applications.

      Manager, Aboriginal Family Support Services, Ceduna SA

    • Trainers are very experienced.

      Marist 180, Youth Worker

    • As a newly qualified Maybo trainer, I am very much looking forward to getting started on training up our staff and can’t wait to attend my next Maybo trainer development course.

      Barnardos - Children's Services Manager

    • Maybo training has helped our colleagues spot early signs and trigger points where behaviour may become challenging, empowering them to address the situation before it escalates.

      Cornwall Care

    • Key learnings were personal safety, planning, alternative strategies of intervention when there is a risk of harm.

      Marist 180- Youth Worker

    • All of the Maybo training is connected to the situations that we face at work. As a result, I feel safer and more confident I can support the people in our care.

      Turning Point - Learning Disability Carer

    • As parents running our own team of carers to look after our severely autistic son, Charlie, Maybo techniques offer our staff effective ways to both de-escalate Charlie’s outbursts and to restrain him safely if necessary. Everything we learnt was relevant and tailored to ours and Charlie’s needs.

      Parent

    • There was a significant reduction in the need to use physical interventions and staff and young people’s injuries are minimal, almost non- existent, as a result of using the Maybo techniques.

      CareTech Holdings

    • Maybo training is second to none and is delivered by professionals who understand the complexities involved in supporting people on the Autism Spectrum.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • Our staff team absolutely loved the training and found it to be the most useful and thought-provoking training they had ever been on. One person said ‘why did we not have this 30 years ago when I started?’.

      States of Jersey - Head of Service, Children, Young People, Education and Skills

    • I just wanted to take this opportunity to let the Maybo team know that this week’s training was a pleasure to attend. I have now had a few hours at home to process the experience and to reflect on what we accomplished. The guys were excellent tutors and made the whole week enjoyable as well as a superb learning experience.

      Jersey Hospice Care - Training Co-ordinator

    • Regarding the introduction of the Safety Pod, everyone who has attended has seen how this will improve on the reduction of using floor restraints. We all feel this is a massive improvement in reducing risk to the service user, as well as staff, and can see how this is less invasive for the service user.

      Cygnet Health Care - Regional Trainer

    • We at Autism Jersey have developed an excellent working relationship with Maybo. I would recommend Maybo to any organisation supporting people who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • We receive a truly outstanding and professional level of service from Maybo. Using their training approach has made a difference to the care of our patients.

      The Huntercombe Group

    • More aware of strategies to support our clients- great session

      Support Worker - Branches Lifestyle

    • Working with Maybo has helped us to achieve our goal of providing our staff with high-quality training that works. The course facilitators are happy to create bespoke sessions and are excellent at pitching the content to different employee groups. We get excellent feedback from course delegates who also receive an accredited qualification after attending the sessions.

      St Mungo's

    • We use all levels of Maybo training, including some bespoke courses that have been created by Maybo visiting our services to understand their unique ways of working in a person-centred way to enable positive outcomes for all.

      Turning Point

    • Maybo have supported Turning Point in creating a flexible, service user-focused training programme that enables us to support the people we work with in a safe environment.

      Turning Point

    • The MLP programme has revolutionised our conflict management and physical intervention training.

      CareTech Holdings

    • We use Maybo eLearning as an introduction as this reduces the time spent away from the workplace and allows more time to be spent developing and practising practical skills.

      Cornwall Care

    • Maybo training is paced to meet the learning needs and styles of each and every course participant and there is a healthy balance between theory and practice.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • Maybo have continued to be supportive, collaborative and have added value in keeping our services a safe and positive place to be for staff and the people we support.

      Turning Point

    • My key learning was to step back and assess the situation to avoid situations escalating. It was very eye opening and gave me alternatives to use.

      Marist 180 - Youth Worker

    • It has been a pleasure working with Maybo to coordinate St Mungo’s conflict management learning programme. This solution is ideal for staff and the pre and post support from Maybo is excellent.

      St Mungo's

    • We now have a team of carers who are confident in their ability to handle our son's outbursts and violent behaviour with a safe and consistent approach which minimises any risk to both Charlie and those looking after him.

      Parent

    • Maybo were fantastic, taking the time to talk to staff and managers to create a programme that works for that service.

      Turning Point

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