Education and Children's Services
Safer Handling specialise in the delivery of legally compliant, properly risk assessed training & consultancy for those working with children, young people or vulnerable adults across a variety of settings.
Our nationally recognised, accredited Positive Behaviour Support, Legal Briefings & Safer Physical Intervention packages are well established across the UK and internationally are tried and tested over the last twenty years.
All of the training that we provide is bespoke and specific to your particular needs and the individual requirements of the service user.
1 day Safer Handling for Education Course
Restraint Reduction Legal Briefing on the Use of Reasonable Force with pupils
(also available as an online course)
The first module of our fully Ofsted compliant, risk assessed and legally audited training is the theory and risk reduction session, our popular 90 minute Legal briefing which is open to all members of staff for no extra charge.
Many organisations open this session up to all staff, governors and, parents/carers. In this session to understand minimising and avoiding interventions. This can be delivered to suit your needs, either as a twilight session, as part of a full INSET day/twilight whole school training or as our popular combined option.
Topics included in this module includes the following:
What is deemed as "Reasonable Force" when dealing with pupils?
Restraint risk assessment and least restrictive practices
Risk assessing the searching of pupils & their property
Last Resorts and translating guidance documents
Risk assessing time-out rooms & withdrawal
Reporting and Recording Incidents & allegations
Safer Holding, Handling, Essential Physical Intervention & Disengagement Skills
This essential, follow up module is usually delivered to those staff who may need more than the theory in the afternoon of an INSET or as a follow up twilight. Comprising of easy to remember, low level physical interventions which are appropriate yet effective.
All of our training is accredited, the techniques medically reviewed and manual handling risk assessed. 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. All courses come with one year unlimited user access to our online resources & media clips.
This module includes the following:
Differentiate between holding, handing, escorting and guiding Managing the risks of handling smaller children
Managing the risks of biting, hair pulling & spitting
Managing the risks of objects and weapons
Seated holds and the safe movement of pupils
Safely managing altercations & disengagement
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. Session 1 is also available as an online course, which staff can complete on their own and in their own time.
Our course costs includes course material, certification for ALL staff and a resource folder including manual and videos and a copy of the Legal Brief presentation plus a due diligence file for OFSTED.
1 day Positive Behaviour Support
This 1 day course may be delivered on its own or as an additional day to our Safer Handling for Education course.
Positive Behaviour Support deals with managing behaviour that challenges and de-escalation – this includes sector specific role pla y and is always based around the client’s workplace and their individual challenges.
Our innovative and interactive programme encompasses the latest evidence base within the field of positive behaviour support and violence reduction to educate staff teams and individuals to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prevent the emergence of behaviour that challenges.
The course is always bespoke and tailored to the needs of your school and pupils. We focus on building a positive, proactive and person centred approach to Identifying, preventing, reducing and managing episodes of aggression. Throughout the course delegates will be encouraged to reflect on their own values, attitudes and practices and understand the impact this can have on wider service culture. During the course delegates will be educated as to how to formulate behaviour through the use of applied behavioural analysis and how to use this information to write, review and improve behaviour support plans for their pupils.