RESPECT offers a range of award-winning training courses to help individuals and organisations to manage and understand behaviours of concern. 

While the information detailed here provides an overview of the training we can provide, it’s important to us that our courses are right for you. That’s why our dedicated instructors will happily work with you to design a bespoke package specific to the needs of your organisation.

All of our training is delivered by specialist instructors with extensive clinical backgrounds and can be delivered at your premises, a venue of choice or at our training facilities in Grimsby. A warm North East Lincolnshire welcome awaits.

We believe that training should be interactive, engaging and fun. Here are some examples of what we can deliver for you:

  • Functional perspective of behaviours of concern
  • Practical tools to aid positive behaviour support planning
  • What’s it all about? Scenario-based situations to assess why the person is communicating in a challenging way
  • Practical, long, medium and short-term service user specific prevention strategies
  • Physical intervention and release techniques.

Once we’ve delivered our training to you, we don’t just pack up and walk away. We’re here to fully support your organisation with day-to-day advice and guidance. You’ll also have access to our National Standards Committee and we’ll keep you in touch with other organisations, so there’s plenty of networking opportunities too.


Suitable for non-client facing staff members.

Covering the basic concept and principles of positive behaviour support, this course introduces the potential causes and function of behaviours of concern, providing practical tools staff can use to support the process of functional analysis. At this level, we also teach low-level physical support and release techniques such as arm grab and strangle hold release. 

This course requires annual refreshers.

Suitable for client facing community staff

Building on the skills and knowledge gained at introduction level, this course is aimed at people working in low to medium risk settings. Physical intervention and release techniques are taught alongside the theory of functional assessment and positive behaviour support.

Course duration: two days

This course requires annual refreshers

Suitable for client facing inpatient staff

Foundation Plus builds on the skills and knowledge gained at foundation level. Aimed at professionals working in medium to high risk settings, the training teaches advanced physical intervention and release techniques as well as the theory of functional assessment and positive behaviour support

Course duration: four days

This course requires annual refreshers

Our Associate Trainer course provides certified  training to organisations so they can deliver RESPECT training directly to their own staff. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates are given all of the resources necessary to successfully run and deliver the course requirements for their service. There is an annual update and re-registration fee for this level of training as well as ongoing quality assurance checks.

All of our training courses are designed for a maximum of 16 delegates.

“We have observed and recorded significant changes to the way front line staff think and practice when working with service users who may challenge.”

Northern Health and Social Care

NAViGO House, Grimsby

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