Support needs

Support can take many forms

One of the aspects of the PIE approach that seems to have been most welcomed is the fact that the PIE framework insists that staff, too, need support; and this is written in to the definition (such as it is) of a PIE; and to the self assessment process, the Pizazz, both in its paper and software versions. These make the issue unavoidable.

This has been expressed in many presentations; but even so, the bulk of explicit discussion of support in practice so far has been mainly in the context of another of the key elements of practice  - reflective practice.


Since the pandemic there has been a greater focus on staff support, and on acknowledging the emotional wear and tear so often involved in working with individuals with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Further links and background

Psychological awareness : HERE

Training and support : HERE

  • Training for skills and attitude : HERE
  • Staff support and staff welfare : HERE

Learning and enquiry : HERE

Spaces of opportunity : HERE

The Three Rs : HERE