PROACT-SCIPr-UK® means Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapy, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention; a system that was first developed in New York and has been revised by the Loddon School and is now nationally recognised and implemented throughout the UK. It is specifically promoted and accredited by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD).
The focus of this programme is to assist individuals to maintain self control, to enable all staff working with persons with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviours to engage in proactive methods of positive behaviour support.
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® emphasises a proactive rather than reactive approach to behaviours and integrates entirely with individualised person-centred planning and TEACCH structure advocated by Alderwood.
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® is used in the management of challenging behaviours providing a structure of support that minimises the use of physical intervention. Such interventions when used strictly adhere to the code of practice outlined in the Department For Education and Skills 'Valuing People', (July 2002, and British Institute of Learning Disabilities 'Code of Practice', (2001).
Alderwood has six qualified PROACT-SCIPr-UK® trainers, one of which (Anita Smart, CMgr FCMI) is a principal trainer. All Alderwood staff are trained in the principles and use of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®.