MAPA® Foundation: 1-Day Programme

Wednesday 2nd May at Outwood Academy Acklam

Arrival at 8:30am ready for a 9:00am prompt start. The day will finish by 4:00pm.

The Trust has chosen MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) as the preferred method for dealing with physical interventions in our Academies. This training builds confidence and competence in preventing or reducing risks through interventions for both students and staff.

All academies should have at least two members of trained staff to physically intervene as a last resort and where necessary.

MAPA Values and Philosophy

  • Care: Demonstrating respect, dignity and empathy; providing support in a non-judgemental and person-centred way.
  • Welfare: Providing emotional and physical support; acting in the person’s best interests in order to promote independence, choice and well-being.
  • Safety: Protecting rights, safeguarding, reducing or managing risk to minimise injury or harm.
  • Security: Maintaining safe, effective, harmonious and therapeutic relationships that rely on collaboration.

The course content will cover both theoretical and practical elements. Therefore comfortable casual dress and not business dress should be worn on the day. Lunch will be provided.

Refresher Courses

Please note that everyone who completes MAPA Training needs a refresher course every 12 months.

The dates for your refresher courses are below. Please save these dates in your diary!

  • Tuesday 11th December 2018 (for the delegates on 12th December 2017 course)
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019 (for the delegates on 8th February 2018 course)

Cost and how to book

This session is now fully booked. If you would like to register your interest for future dates, please email