Developing a Relational Policy

With the new requirements around relationship education, this webinar looks at how to use the relate-rupture-repair cycle to support behaviour.

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Course Information

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Course overview

In Thrive we understand that managing behaviour is not about finding the right set of rules…It’s about finding the right relationships. This workshop will help you to begin to write a relational policy for your setting. You will receive a relational policy scaffold to consider and to adapt for the needs of the children and young people you work with, together with advice and guidance for implementation.

Managing behaviour is hugely debated and often leads to very detailed and specific procedures to manage types of behaviour. By adopting a relational approach we can understand typical behaviours children and young people show at different stages in their social and emotional development. By understanding these we can equip adults to know what to do to support behaviour by understanding how to be.

This 2-hour webinar will develop licensed practitioners’ capacity to support their wider staff teams to work with children through a relational policy based on the rupture repair cycle. You will discover some helpful ways to respond to the children and young people gaining some new, practical strategies, activities and resources, grounded in recent research, that will enhance your own and your colleagues’ ability to support these children and young people moving forwards.

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for any Thrive Licensed Practitioners that are looking at how to develop a Relational Policy for their setting, in line with the new relationship education guidance.

This two-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points. 

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2022.


Course content

This 2-hour webinar will give you:

  • a deeper insight into typical behaviours for children and young people at each stage of development
  • an understanding of how what behaviours to expect and therefore ways in which to help
  • a range of new activities, resources and techniques to draw on that you can share with the wider staff
  • a greater awareness of your own needs and resources.

Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or

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