Passive Intervention and Prevention Strategies (PIPS)
The aim of Passive Intervention and Prevention (PIPS) training is to:
- enable schools and other settings to develop a consistent, acceptable team approach to managing behaviour in a manner that maintains positive relationships and continues to care for pupils/clients at times of crisis
- provide a process of repair and reflection for staff and children
- increase staff awareness concerning the importance of recording and reporting, monitoring and evaluating, all incidents involving positive handling
- experience and practice the skills of guiding, safe touch and holding
- explore how these acts of care combine with calming, diffusing and problem solving strategies
- experience passive intervention strategies designed to follow rather than force movement
- identify key elements for developing a consistent team approach to managing challenge
- increase awareness of the importance of recording and reporting, monitoring and evaluating
- develop an increased sense of confidence at times of crisis
The decision to intervene physically or not will always be a professional judgement based on on-going risk assessment. The skills are designed to reduce risk to both staff and pupils should it be decided that, everything else having failed, a physical intervention is the safest option.
The clips below are an aide memoire for staff who attended the training and for reference when practising the skills. Physical interventions are never risk free.