CALM has once again been re-accredited for a further 3 year period following our most recent re-accreditation assessment in the summer of 2012. This followed a substantial writtten submission, a 2 day assessment visit, observation of training delivery, evidence of robust Quality Assurance procedures and finally a presentation to the Accreditation Panel at BILD in Kidderminster.
The accreditation panel found that CALM met all the aspects of the requirements for re-accreditation and noted that “CALM as an organisation continues to develop the thinking around the most effective ways to deliver training to develop staff to work in a safe and productive way with service users”
The BILD PI Training Accreditation Scheme (PITAS)
The scheme provides external scrutiny of training providers, in an otherwise unregulated industry. The scheme focuses on universal elements of crisis management and supporting distressed people, and currently accredits 40 training organisations.
The Scheme is an evidence based process of external validation of the quality of physical intervention training programmes delivered to the health, social care and education sectors.
The fundamental process of accreditation is the provision of evidence that the applicant training organisation’s curriculum and trainers comply with all of the criteria set out in the BILD Code of Practice (2014).