What we’ve been up to

Training professionals

What a hot summer we had! In all the heat we did our best with fans and any other means to keep the training rooms as comfortable as possible. The Protective Behaviours courses last term were fully booked with participants providing really good feedback. There are courses this term with places available as follows:

Level 2:

16th – 18th October (only 1 place available) in Stevenage


5th & 12th November in Welwyn Garden City

4th & 11th December in Stevenage

These are Open Access courses with places open to anyone – please click on links in the ‘What’s coming up‘ box on the right for booking forms and course information.

If you are interested in whole school Inset or team training please email:


A few quotes by professionals

‘Brilliant course – a lot to take in but now have an understanding of what PBs are and how they are relevant to everyone’ (Level 1 participant)

I will use this learning to support staff in clarifying feelings/thoughts in tough classroom dynamics. It’s been relevant in deepening my understanding of how to use PBs in different contexts in a school setting through the medium of safety and respect’ (Level 2 participant)

Clarity of how PBs can be delivered effectively to parents & carers. Well supported by thorough programme manual. Will enable me to take PBs further – to empower carers and parents to change behaviours and lives’ (FFSP Facilitator training participant)

New courses are on the website where you can also download a booking form. http://familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk/events/category/professionals/ 

If you are interested in whole school Inset or team training please email enquiries@familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk

Working with Parents

We are delighted to be awarded HCC Targeted Parenting Fund to deliver our evidence-based Families Feeling Safe programme (FFSP). There are 4 groups running this term for Mums, Dads & Carers:

Broxbourne – Wednesday mornings starts 10th October

Stevenage – Thursday mornings starts 18th October

St. Albans – Tuesday evenings starts 16th October

Watford – Thursday mornings starts 18th October

All Posters, Parent leaflets and Registration forms can be found at:



Last term we ran 6 FFSP programmes funded by HCC Targeted Parenting Fund. We love to hear what parents tell us when they have attended the programme:

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it all useful and practical. I’ve told others how positive the course has been and how much more confident I feel in myself and my ability to parent.  It’s given me practical strategies to try out with my children and I’ve had such a positive outcome from discussing feelings with them” A Dad

“Before I attended It was like walking on egg shells with my daughter’s anger and frustration. Now, it’s harmony and effective communication” A Mum

I really got a lot out of this course. I thought the facilitators were fantastic, really non-judgemental and supportive. Thank you so much – I’ve learned lots”

We also run workshops for parents, including whole class/small group children’s workshops please email enquiries@familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk

What’s coming up 


Protective Behaviours Level 1 training

5th & 12th November – Welwyn Garden City (click here)

4th & 11th December – Stevenage  (click here)

Protective Behaviours Level 2 training

16–18 October – Stevenage (click here for application…and course details….

Families Feeling Safe facilitator training

TBC – Spring 2019 to register your interest (if Level 2 has been completed) please email admin@familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk

PBs Network meetings 

Open Network meetings:

These are open to anyone trained in PBs. They provide an opportunity for Continuing Professional Development, sharing of ideas, support, a refresher and can be focussed on a particular theme. There is no cost to attend and new dates will be added to the website soon.

Families Feeling Safe programme – Facilitators Network

This termly network meeting is for trained facilitators. The next meeting is:

24th October 12.30-2.30pm


Starfish House, 3 North Road, Stevenage, SG1 4AT


More news…

Website update!

Our website will be down for updating for up to 2 weeks beginning October half term week. We hope you’ll like the new design and as always we love to hear feedback. If at any time you need booking forms or other forms that would usually be downloaded from the website, please email us and we’ll send them to you enquiries@familiesfeelingsafe.co.uk

Your News!

If you have any PBs news, images or examples of how you are using PBs we’d love to hear from you and feature this on our website or newsletter (with your permission).

Thank you Katie at the Living Room for sending us these lovely images! Katie made these for the children who attend their creche after attending PBs training . The Living Room is an award-winning charity that helps people recover from addiction.

Your contact details

Changes to services usually means a changes of e-mail addresses. Please keep us up to date with new email addresses if you would like to keep receiving PBs info from us.