The ‘Brave’ Project – training

Published: 29 March 2010

“Building Safe Relationships / Protective Behaviours” is an exciting opportunity for quality training that can make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children & young people.

“Protective Behaviours” is based on two central themes:

  • “We all have the right to feel safe all the time”
  • “There is nothing so awful or so little that we can’t talk about it”

Where and when?

A series of 6 x 3 hour training events – 1 training session a week
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30 pm starting Tuesday 6th July 2010

(Training Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 July. 3, 10 August 2010)

At The Gateway Centre, Vulcan Street, Tong Street, Bradford, BD4 9QY


These ‘experiential’ training sessions will be facilitated by Emma Delaney (The Brave Project) and Kelly Smith (K.L.E.A.R), and will take participants ‘step by step’ through the “Building Safe Relationships / Protective Behaviours” programme. When the training is completed successfully, participants should feel confident and competent to deliver the programme at two levels:

  • Primary Schools (aged 7-11 years) and Special Needs Learners
  • Secondary Schools and Young People in Youth and Community Settings (aged 11- 18 years)

Cost and registration

£180 for all 6 training sessions

PB’s Resource Packs & Work File included in cost

For more information or to register interest e-mail: or telephone Emma: 07540 982 482
To secure a place please send payment, with your completed booking form, to The Brave Project. c/o 6 South View, Guiseley, Leeds LS20, 9AY.
You can request an invoice, but payment is required to secure your place, therefore payment by return is advised.
N.B. All applicants will be asked to provide two references
Maximum of 16 places available

The Brave+ Project is funded by Bradford and Airedale NHS

About “Protective Behaviours”

“Protective Behaviours” is framework of safety principles underpinning the Building Safe Relationships Programme, was originally developed by Wolverhampton LEA Healthy Schools team, WDVF and Protective Behaviours UK. It has been running successfully for over seven years in Wolverhampton schools and youth groups.
“Protective behaviours is about asking not telling, and it’s about feeling safe ourselves, as well as helping children keep safe” (Peg Flandreau West Founder, Protective Behaviours)

The Aims / Objectives of the Building Safe Relationship Programme

  • To enable children and young people to recognise safe and unsafe situations
  • To explore the relationship between feelings, thoughts and behaviour
  • To explore rights and responsibilities
  • To provide an opportunity to promote self esteem
  • To enable learners to explore interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • To enable learners to explore and develop safety strategies and support networks that can help keep them safe.

The Protective Behaviours Building Safe Relationships Programme is designed to be delivered in 6 sessions (we believe that weekly sessions of two hours (maximum) gives the optimum opportunity for learners to benefit from the programme)

Programme overview: Brave Project Training -“Building Safe Relationships: Protective Behaviours” – Primary Schools and Special Needs Learners

The learning outcomes to this 6 session programme (detailed below) are directly related to the areas of knowledge, skills and understanding that are contained within the National Curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Key stages 1 and 2

Session 1: Getting to know you – Feelings: Introductions, icebreaker, ground rules, aims of the programme, considering feelings – safe / unsafe.

Session 2: Feeling Safe – My Safe Place: Explore the meaning of Safe, identifying your Safe Place, recognising physical and emotional feelings.

Session 3: Early Warning Signs – Oh-Oh Feelings: Physical reactions can help judge feelings, recognising Early Warning Signs, potentially unsafe situations, feelings are individual, no right or wrong way to feel.

Session 4: Feeling Unsafe: Fun but scary, Safe / Unsafe situations, Choice – Control – Time limit, Safety Barometer, Risking on purpose, Personal Emergencies.
Session 5: Personal Networks: Identifying Personal networks, qualities and characteristics of who you can talk to, how to best use Personal Networks.
Session 6: Programme Review: Revisit outcomes of the whole programme, behaviour is a choice with an effect, ‘Even if’ scenarios, word search, moving up to High School (if Yr 6) – hopes & fears, certificates.

Programme Overview: Building Safe Relationships / Protective Behaviour: High School

Session 1
Introductions, Ground rules, Overview of programme, Unwritten gender rules, Feelings thoughts and behaviour, Labels and stereotypes
Session 2
Safe and Unsafe (exploring the meanings), Identify individuals safe Place / Comfort zone, safe and Unsafe feelings, Physical feelings, Early warning signs, Anger ladder, Emotional tank, Anger funnel, Overview of outcomes,
Session 3
Rights and Responsibilities, Exploring rights and corresponding responsibilities, Human rights, Recognising safe relationships are built on equality and respect, Abuse of Power and Control versus Equality, Power and Control Wheel, Understanding different types of abusive behaviour and the effects / consequences, Equality Wheel
Session 4
Domestic Abuse, Behaviour – choice – effect, an understanding of domestic abuse, Exploring myths, facts and stereotypes surrounding domestic abuse, Feelings Thoughts Behaviours and Consequences. Healthy respectful relationships
Session 5
Identifying Personal Networks, Exploring the value of talking to someone, Asking for help and support, Creating your own personal support network, Physical health and Emotional health
Session 6
Reflecting on the programme, recap, Feedback, Any questions, Where do we go from here? What next?

Resource Packs

Are available from Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum Tel. 01902 572345 web site email

Building Safe Relationships Resource Pack –Primary/Special Needs:£30

Building Safe Relationships Resource Pack –Secondary/Youth Settings:£35
Protective Behaviour UK –
N.B. Both Resource Packs will be included in the cost of The Brave Project Protective Behaviour’s Training – £180 for all 6 sessions

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