Who is the course designed for?

For staff who work in Children’s Services, Education, Care, Residential, Fostering and other services and settings where from time to time there may be a need in the person’s best interest to use force to positively handle or prevent further harm from occurring.  This course supports reducing the need for restraint and restrictive interventions and will provide a common set of ethical standards for use by all staff as set by the Senior Leadership Team.  The course covers the health and safety executive definition of work-related violence and challenging behaviour; any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their workplace. Report writing and incident review are key elements of this course.  

Post training support is offered as part of our client customer service provision

Course syllabus

Review and discuss the law and legislation regarding our duty of care

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  • The Human Rights Act 1998

  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007

  • The Criminal Law Act 1967

  • The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013

  • Plus relevant sector/industry law, legislation and regulations

What are the benefits of this course? 

You will be accredited in the use of non-pain related breakaway and self-defence techniques.  You will be more informed regarding the need to report incidents of challenging behaviours which in turn will provide you and with data, trends and intelligence regarding the ‘known’ risk types and behaviours faced.  Therefore what measures can you and your colleagues/friends put in place to avoid, prevent or defuse potentially challenging behaviours.    

Delivery Method:

Presentation coupled with staff centred learning

Post training support is offered as part of our client customer service provision