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1 Day Course

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Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Incident debriefing is an important part of supporting professional who work with children and young people who may present some challenging situations. It is also an important part of the overall approach towards supporting mental wellbeing at work.

This training course defines the meaning of ‘incident’ and ‘structured debriefing’ and how effective incident debriefing can be beneficial for services including; better morale, skills retention and reduced staff turnover.

This training course identifies different ways which a person can become involved in incidents and potential situations and incidents which may be challenging and could require a structured debriefing, considering how people react to incidents and challenging situations in different ways.

This training course evaluates the relationship between effective structured incident debriefing and promoting positive mental wellbeing and considers potential reasons why some colleagues may have increased vulnerability.

This training course explains different ways in which incidents can impact on people from the perspective of; physical, emotional, psychological and behavioural impact and how personal trauma can link into professional performance and vice versa

This training course describes possible indicators that colleagues may be finding it difficult to manage following an incident or personal trauma and how people can react to stress in different ways.

This training course clarifies best practice approaches in relation to providing immediate support and suggests preparations to make in advance of debriefing including; when, where and who should debrief.

This training course analyses skills required to be an effective incident debriefing facilitator and considers reasons why an individual may not be the most suitable person to facilitate a particular structured debriefing.

This training course describe the information which a debriefing session should identify about an incident, considers different questioning techniques and describe safeguards required to ensure a structured debriefing is effective and professional.

As part of this training course, participants are provided with the opportunity to facilitate a structured incident debriefing and receive access to resources for use in developing systems to use within the service. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what incident debriefing is
  • 1.1Define the term ‘incident’
  • 1.2Define the term ‘structured debriefing'
  • 1.3Recognise the initial reaction following incidents and how this plays a part preparing from a structured debriefing
  • 1.4Explain how effective incident debriefing can be beneficial for services including; better morale, skills retention and reduced staff turnover
  • 1.5Explain why debriefing is essential when working within the sector
  • 1.6Explain the importance of providing immediate support following an incident
  • 1.7Identify different ways which a person can become involved in incidents
2Understand different types incidents
  • 2.1Describe potential situations and incidents which may be challenging and could require a structured debriefing
  • 2.2Explain how people react to incidents and challenging situations in different ways
  • 2.3Recognise the importance of ‘flexible thinking’ and empathy in recognising the impact of incidents
3Understand ways which incidents can impact people
  • 3.1Evaluate the relationship between effective structured incident debriefing and promoting positive mental wellbeing
  • 3.2Define the different reasons why some colleagues may have increased vulnerability
  • 3.3Explain and evaluate the different ways in which incidents can impact on people from the perspective of; Physical Impact, Emotional Impact, Psychological Impact and; Behavioural Impact
  • 3.4Consider how personal trauma can link into professional performance and vice versa
  • 3.5Describe possible indicators that colleagues may be finding it difficult to manage following an incident or personal trauma
  • 3.6State the meaning of ‘psychological hazards’ and how these can add to the stress of dealing with challenging incidents
  • 3.7Explain how people can react to stress in different ways including ‘positive stress’ and ‘negative stress’
4Understand debriefing related legislation and best practice approaches
  • 4.1Define legislation and sector regulations relating to staff health and welfare
  • 4.2Clarify best practice approaches in relation to providing immediate support and future structured incident debriefings
5Understand ways to prepare to facilitate a structured incident debriefing
  • 5.1Analyse preparations to make in advance of debriefing including; When to debrief, Where to debrief and; Who should debrief?
  • 5.2Compare the difference, advantages and limitations between group and one-to-one structured debriefing
6Understand the skills required to be an effective incident debriefing facilitator
  • 6.1Analyse skills required to be an effective incident debriefing facilitator
  • 6.2Describe reasons why an individual may not be the most suitable person to facilitate a particular structured debriefing
7Understand how to structure an incident debriefing discussion
  • 7.1Describe the information which a debriefing session should identify about an incident
  • 7.2Explain and evaluate the structure of a debriefing session
  • 7.3Describe different questioning techniques
  • 7.4Describe safeguards required to ensure a structured debriefing is effective and professional
  • 7.5Define the importance of documenting occasions when offers of support and debriefing have been declined by colleagues
  • 7.6Demonstrate facilitating a structured incident debriefing

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Incident Debriefing Facilitator Training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Incident Debriefing Facilitator Training course is designed for professionals who work with vulnerable children and young people and need to provide incident debriefing sessions to colleagues following challenging situations, including supporters, team leaders, managers, education providers, social workers and foster carer agencies.

QCF Units

This Incident Debriefing Facilitator Training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and the National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).

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