Breakaway and Safeholding for Foster Carers:
Foster carers may find themselves facing behaviour that requires a defensive response or a physical intervention on their part. This course provides them with the understanding of when such a response is necessary and legal and how to apply that response in a way that respects the foster child’s rights and integrity.
Delegates must have attended the Challenging Behaviour course to be allowed to attend this course.
The first part of the course gives participants a thorough overview of:
- How “reasonable force” is defined and when it is allowed.
- What the law says in relation to physical intervention and restraint.
- How their Duty of Care impacts on restraint or safeholding.
- What the Human Rights Act says about the use of restraint.
Participants will learn when physical intervention or restraint should and should not be used, how to assess and manage risks, and the necessity of reporting, recording and reflecting on any incident.
The second part of the course teaches practical physical techniques that will allow carers to confidently act in a situation which calls for physical intervention and restraint including:
- Defence techniques
- Basic guiding
- Holding/restraint techniques for varying risk levels
These techniques are currently being taught to various personnel working within the NHS, residential & nursing homes, schools, retail establishments, and other organisations.
The physical intervention techniques taught on the course have been independently medically risk assessed by the Institute Of Conflict Management and incorporates techniques that are taught within the guidelines of :
- NHS Protect
- BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
- Department of Education
- Department of Health
and meet the standards set by Skills for Health, Skills for Care and other commercially driven training systems including: Nappi, Maybo, Mapa, Team Teach and Control and Restraint.
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