Working with difficult, dangerous and evasive behaviours (in house)
  • Adults and Transition 16+
  • Children Specialist Practice Areas

Working with families, improving relationships

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of working with Adults who may present elements of difficult, dangerous or evasive behaviour.
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
Up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • To consider what constitutes difficult, dangerous and evasive people
  • Concepts of disguised compliance
  • Techniques to defuse hostile and challenging situations
  • Understand the danger signals and stages of critical incident
  • Strategies for improving practice including communication skills which can be used in conflict situations
  • Identifying strategies for managing stress and burnout


Formally named ‘Working with Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive Behaviours (DDE)’, this training demonstrates issues and behaviours presented by adults who may be Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive or present any combination of these three. The issues and behaviours of DDE service users will be integrated throughout the training.

This course is aimed at practitioners working in a multi-agency setting in children’s and/or adult services. Working with Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive People will provide delegates and their team with the skills, tools and resources to prepare for any situation.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • The child’s lived experience
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Stages of a Critical Incident
  • Burnout and self care
  • Stress
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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  • Adults and Transition 16+
  • Children Specialist Practice Areas

Working with families, improving relationships

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