Education & Children's Services

Safer Handling specialise in the delivery of the ONLY nationally recognised Positive Handling and Restraint award certificate for those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. Our courses not only teach staff a range of appropriate and effective physical skills, but in addition, provides them with a concise Legal Briefing on their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of force.. 

All of the training that we provide has been subject to legal and medical review and has been developed by experts.  It is bespoke and specific to your particular needs and service users.

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Positive Handling and Restraint Course

Education & Children's Services

Safer Handling specialise in the delivery of the ONLY nationally recognised Positive Handling and Restraint award certificate for those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults. Our courses not only teach staff a range of appropriate and effective physical skills, but in addition, provides them with a concise Legal Briefing on their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of force.. 

All of the training that we provide has been subject to legal and medical review and has been developed by experts.  It is bespoke and specific to your particular needs and service users.

Session 1
Legal Briefing
on the Use of Force

This 90 minute session is open to ALL staff at no extra cost and can be delivered either as a twilight session or part of a full day training.

Many organisations include none front-line staff, governors, parents or carers in this session to understand minimising and avoiding interventions. 

Topics include:

  • Reasonable Force

  • Human Rights

  • Search

  • Last Resorts

  • Time-out Rooms

  • Reporting and Recording Incidents

 Session 2
Physical Skills

This is the physical skills section of our course, consisting of a set of easy to recall, properly medically risk assessed, bespoke physical skills. Enabling staff to consider the holding, handling & escorting of their individual specific needs relevant to their workplace and service users.

 

We take into consideration the size of your service users and the associated risks, your environment, any transport considerations, seated holds, breakaways and situations where staff may be left alone with a young person or vulnerable adult.

There is no limit to the number of staff who may take part - you are only limited by the space you have available.

Course Delivery

Details on what staff can expect from our training can be found by following this link.

Which option suits your school?

 

Our Safer Handling training can be held over a full day, over two twilights or as a combined afternoon session (physical skills) followed by a whole school legal brief/theory session;

 

  • One full day INSET session – First 90 minute legal brief/theory session open to ALL staff then the physical skills for the remainder of the day

  • Two twilight sessions – The legal brief/theory session & physical session

  • Combined Sessions - Post lunch physical session followed by a whole school twilight - the physical is held for targeted staff between 12:30pm and 3pm (flexible) and then the whole school legal brief theoretical twilight immediately after school for all staff lasting between 60 and 90 minutes.

 

Please note that staff may attend either Session 1 Legal Brief only or both sessions.  Session 2 physical skills may not be taken in isolation.

 

Our course costs includes course material, certification for ALL staff and a due diligence file for OFSTED.  

Contact Us

For further information or for a no obligation quote please contact us.

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