A cost effective option for unlimited delegates from one organisation, who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults. Fully accredited, compliant, risk assessed and legally audited training.


Our Positive Handling and De-escalation course covers the theory and legal element of the use of Reasonable Force and is presented by an Expert Witness. Topics include,

  • What is deemed as "Reasonable Force"
  • Restraint risk assessment and least restrictive practices
  • Risk assessing the searching of service users & their property
  • Last Resorts and translating guidance documents
  • Risk assessing time-out rooms & withdrawal
  • Reporting and Recording Incidents & allegations


This online option includes all the aspects of our face to face, in person Legal Briefing on the Use of Reasonable Force and covers all of the legalities surrounding physical intervention on one easy to navigate platform. This course comprises of a presentation by Doug Melia, media clips and 44 multiple-choice questions.  At the end of the course you are invited to submit questions about scenarios, potential risks or challenges you face. Doug will then provide a personalised video presentation addressing these which you can keep.


All delegates must sign up within 4 weeks of each other.


Following this course you may wish to take our Safer Holding, Handling, Essential Physical Intervention & Disengagement Skills. This follow up session is usually delivered to those staff who may need more than the theory and comprising of easy to remember, low level physical interventions which are appropriate yet effective. Contact us for more information on info@safer-handling.co.uk

Positive Handling & De-escalation (unlimited delegates)-Schools, Care Health

  • 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 are tried and tested over the last twenty years.

    All successful delegates will receive a recognised CPD certificate. 

    Duration: 3 hours approximately.

  • The organiser should email info@safer-handling.co.uk following purchase to obtain details of how to access the course.