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Senior GSA Training & Consultancy
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Stephen Bennett - Senior GSA Trainer and Consultant


Stephen Bennett


In 2013 I set up SBMVA with an aim to provide specialist support, advice and guidance within health and social care within many areas of mandatory training, including the prevention and the management of violence and aggression consultancy services.


I started my career in 1989 and have 27 years’ experience working in Health and Social Care becoming clinically credible specialising in Challenging Behaviour within Learning Disabilities and Mental Health and Forensic Services supporting children and adults. I qualified initially as a Prevention of Management, Violence and Aggression Instructor in 2006 as a GSA tutor, whilst maintaining my clinical credibility and experience I carried on working on the various wards and settings, as well as training up to 6,500 staff members, leading a team of 20 trainers. I qualified as a GSA Senior Tutor in 2012, only one of 27 in England. Since 2012 I have continued to further my academic studies, and have gained relevant qualifications; certificates and diplomas in teaching, a degree in Behaviourism and have to date, completed year one in MSc Leadership and Management. I also have specialist witness training to attend court.


I host and conduct both GSA recognised basic and tutor-training programmes in the recognition, prevention and therapeutic management of violence and aggression as well as most other mandatory training requirements liaising with and providing expert advice and support to organisations from the Independent Sector as well as NHS Trusts, Secure Units, Schools & Education Settings, Colleges, Special Needs, Health & Social Care Establishments, Local Councils, Security Industry and much more......


I have developed specialist advanced training programmes supporting both basic and in-depth provision these to include; conflict resolution, positive behaviour support, personal safety, breakaways, safe holding, physical intervention, bespoke, theoretical and train the trainer courses, Autism Awareness & Basic Life Support. The Law, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Person Centred Planning, Risk Assessment to name but a few….