Welcome to The Box

AS ADVERTISED ON THE LAW SOCIETY WEBSITE

IF YOUR JOB PUTS YOU IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH OFFENDERS OR VULNERABLE PEOPLE 'THE BOX: WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE INSIDE' IS THE TRAINING FOR YOU.

Whether you are a probation worker, police officer, lawyer or teacher, the Box will help you get better results and more job satisfaction.

The lack of engagement and resistance you experience from some individuals can be due to communication difficulties, learning disabilities or mental illnesses. The common misconception is that these issues are easily noticeable. The reality is that it often takes a specialist - psychiatrist or speech and language therapist - to identify the reason behind a confrontational or self-defeating behaviour. Then, skillful communication methods are required to elicit engagement and cooperation.

This is what the Box training provides.

The Box is a training programme that gives staff and professionals in the criminal justice sector the skills required to work more efficiently and confidently with people who have communication difficulties in order to:

  • recognise when someone has speech, language and communicaton issues
  • obtain greater engagement
  • give greater understanding of legal proceedings and outcomes
  • reduce aggression