Positive Approaches to Behaviour and Safer De-escalation | Children and Young People | eLearning

2 modules



Course Length
135 mins




This eLearning course is designed for those supporting children and young people who may encounter complex behaviours. It has six parts and an estimated completion time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, but this will vary for each learner.

This course maps directly to Maybo's certified classroom modules and therefore can be undertaken as part of a blended learning programme.


Module One | Positive Approaches to Behaviour (1h 20m)

The first three parts explore positive and proactive approaches to managing behaviours of concern based on respect for the individual and an understanding of their needs. This eLearning module maps to Maybo's certified classroom module 'Positive Approaches to Behaviour'.


Part 1  |  Risks, Rights and Responsibilities  |  30 minutes

  • Defining behaviours of concern
  • Planning to reduce risks and vulnerabilities
  • Rights and responsibilities


Part 2  |  Understanding Human Behaviour  |  30 minutes

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


Part 3  |  Positive Interactions and Choices  |  20 minutes

  • Meeting children and young people's needs and expectations
  • Influencing positive outcomes
  • Overcoming barriers to communication


Module Two | Safer De-escalation (55m)

These parts explore de-escalation strategies to resolve a difficult situation and achieve a positive and safer outcome while maintaining personal safety. This eLearning module maps to Maybo's certified classroom module 'Safer De-escalation'.


Part 4  |  Dynamic Risk Assessment and Decision Making  |  20 minutes

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


Part 5  |  Skills Preventing Escalation |  20 minutes

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


Part 6  |  Personal Safety and Post-incident  |  15 minutes

  • Responding to behaviours of concern
  • Heightened risk indicators
  • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
  • Post-event impact and responsibilities


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Maybo eLearning Certificate

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Added 2 days ago, by Vicki
Informed me with alot of imformation about how children can behave very helpful
Added 2 days ago, by Anonymous
Thank you easy to navigate and engaging questions
Added 3 days ago, by Jennifer
One feels a student of life and it is a wonderful thing to learn something new
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The course was not comparable with my device and I found it kept resuming backwards to already completed modules .
Added 20 days ago, by Toni
This course was excellent Thankyou
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Useful information for our day to day at school

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