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Managing Behaviour
Courses & Training.

Breaking The Cycle offer a wide range of innovative, engaging high quality courses created around Safeguarding. All of our course can be delivered both face to face and virtually.

Intervention Models.

Breaking The Cycle are committed to using models in order to improve outcomes and evidence intervention in a manner that is clear and consistent.
It is our view that good models help improve staff confidence and allows for a framework assisting managers, staff and individuals.

The courses can include Social Pedagogy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Positive Risk Management, Restorative Justice and The Cycle of Dysfunction.


Overview of our courses.

Managing Offending Behaviour

Course Aims
This course has been designed to raise awareness of theories and models of effective offender management, and to empower participants to effectively engage with service users. This course will explore the social, psychological and educational implications of embracing these successful methodologies and the potential benefits for service users. It will demonstrate how everyone who works with young people and adults can achieve great outcomes for themselves and young people by using models of practice steeped in person-centred holistic processes.
In addition course participants will learn to address a whole manner of difficult practice issues in a focused and empowering way. We will also introduce intervention models designed to assist users make positive choices to help them make better choices and gain better outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • An overview of good practice via Social Pedagogy and examples of the impacts they have on users
  • An understanding of the power of effective risk management and intervention models and how they can improve practice
  • Understanding key issues in individual practice and designing models to improve outcomes to assist in relationship building
  • Participants will also be given up to date links and resources for information and development
  • Participants will be given person-centred models in addressing issues and reducing offending be-haviour including a Restorative Approach.
anti bullying

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle can design a bespoke package to cover all areas of risk management covering harm to others, self and simply the risk of avoiding negative outcomes for service users. This course will explore initial assessments and how they feed into risk management plans. This training culminates in how to devise an effective exit plan which is person-centred, that works towards successful outcomes. Risk management and effective planning and assessment are key to success for all organisations and any plans should seek to empower professionals to make decisions which fit with ‘defensible practice’ and effective strategies. This training will provide participants with an understanding of Social Pedagogy and how to underpin these principles within the areas of assessment, risk management and exit planning. .

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Social Pedagogy and person-centered assessment
  • Understanding the principles of effective risk management and defensible decision making
  • Developing effective exit plans
  • Gaining an appreciation of risk models and principles which can be embedded into current organisational processes and procedures
Effective Communication & Understanding Anger

Course Aims
Over many years Breaking The Cycle has developed practical interventions for hundreds of people who have anger management issues and the staff that care for them. This has allowed them to explore the roots of anger, the early warning signs, denial and exploring positive outcomes.
We have distilled that knowledge into a one day course that is based on our deep understanding of the physical and psychological changes that occur in conflict. This course allows participants to gain an understanding of the processes of managing those responses. It delves into effective communication and an understanding of the differences in the external and internal locus of control.
Using clear communication and lots of exercises we will give each course participant a clear understanding of the processes involved in anger, how best to cope with them when they occur and how to effectively communicate to reduce anger in the future.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gaining an understanding of the social physiological and psychological processes involved in anger
  • Learning tools to assist in effective communication
  • Developing skills to intervene appropriately
  • Learning to use effective intervention tools and models
  • Develop processes to explore gains and losses for service users with regard to enhancing better outcomes and positive change
Risk Management and MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements)

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the workings of MAPPA to a range of staff from the Police, Social Services, Probation, Youth Offending Services and Health as well as anyone playing an active role within the MAPPA Strategic Management Boards sub groups. The course will provide a clear understanding of the MAPPA processes and increase confidence and knowledge pertaining to risk management.
The course aims to demystify what can be considered a complex process and provide staff with the confidence to identify MAPPA cases and be clear on what action is required to manage risk effectively. By the end of the day staff will have a full understanding of MAPPA categories and levels of oversight coupled with a clear understanding of internal and external factors to risk management. The issue of ‘added value’ is key if staff are to understand and gain the full benefit of the MAPPA process and our course will cover this area to ensure staff are confident and able to complete successful and professional MAPPA referrals.

Learning Outcomes

  • A clear understanding of MAPPA processes
  • The issue of ‘added value’
  • An understanding of defensible decision making
  • Better high risk management
individuals at Risk of Sexual Exploitation

Course Aims
Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the issues surrounding children at risk of sexual exploitation and how adults in a caring role can understand and react. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the dysfunctional cycles that lead to this behaviour and the psychological and bio-medical elements that impact on it. For participants it will also increase confidence and knowledge to facilitate much more effective and holistic risk management and treatment.
The course aims to demystify what can be considered a complex process and provide staff with the confidence to manage issues of sexual exploitation and be clear on what action is required to manage risk effectively in a holistic, social pedagogic fashion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what Sexual-Exploitation is
  • What might cause a young person to indulge in such risky behaviour
  • Explore ways that carers might be able to help a young person to control their behaviour
  • Identify other available, useful and helpful resources
  • Understand the role that Social Pedagogy can assist in building holistic meaningful relationships
Restorative Approaches and Conflict Resolution

Course Aims
The Restorative Justice approach involves adults working with children to explore the reasons why they behave in the way they do, the emotions behind the behaviour, the impact the behaviour has on others and alternative ways of behaving which can have a more positive result. Breaking The Cycle has designed this package to raise awareness of the issues surrounding this methodology and how it can be applied in a caring environment to assist in promoting effective conflict resolution. The course will provide parents, carers and staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of using Restorative approaches and how they can provide better outcomes for young people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what a Restorative Approach is
  • Understand the benefits of using it in practice with examples
  • Explore the ways that restorative approaches are being used to achieve better outcomes
  • To provide caregivers with a thorough knowledge of the content, themes, core concepts and strat-egies of the restorative approach
  • To empower carers in developing problem solving and assertiveness skills in children
  • To provide caregivers with simple practical teaching activities designed to increase the ability of young people to effectively use restorative approaches


a great overview of offending behaviour from trainers who have a great deal of experience and they motivate staff to address a broad range of issues….. well done”

Gerry Moloney, Operational Courts Manager Youth Offending Service

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