Our PMVA training is based on a person-centred approach to conflict and difficult behaviour using the Able 6-Stage Target Model and is a fully accredited course with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities Association of Certified Trainers (BILD – ACT) and the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
Proven Methods for Effective Breakaway and Restraint Training
This is a two to five day Breakaway & Restraint Training course. This physical intervention training course explores the six stages of managing aggression and challenging behaviour, from understanding the causes of and reducing challenging behaviour, de-escalating aggressive behaviour, physical and non-physical defensive strategies, guiding techniques and control & restraint /safer-holding techniques.
What does Breakaway & Restraint Training cover?
Two day course
This course explores the causes of challenging behaviour within the required setting and pro-active strategies for reducing behaviours, de-escalation strategies for managing a situation once it has escalated, dynamic risk assessment principles to help staff recognise the appropriate course of action and then the law regarding physical intervention.
Three day course
The content covered follows the same outline as the 2 day course but each day is focused on the separate course modules. Day 1 is managing challenging behaviour and de-escalation, day two explores the law relating to physical intervention and teaches staff disengagement and restraint techniques and day three explores scenarios and situations and gives staff more time to practice and absorb the techniques taught.
Four to five day courses
The course content is as above but we include a full day of conflict management, managing challenging behaviour and de-escalation training before we progress to the physical skills. The physical skills training goes to a higher level of intensity exploring scenarios and situations and giving staff additional time to practice and improve their skills.
Who is our Breakaway & Restraint Training for?
The course will be individually tailored to support either the child care setting, elderly/dementia care, learning disability sector, mental health or drugs and alcohol abuse or which ever combination the workplace requires.
These techniques are currently being taught to various personnel working within the NHS, residential & nursing homes, schools, foster care 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 guide lines of :-
- NHS Protect
- BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
- Department of Education
- Department of Health
- Standards of other commercially driven training systems that teach control & restraint and physical intervention techniques
- Skills for Health
- Skills for Care.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- List the possible causes of challenging behaviour
- Demonstrate de-escalation principles in the event of aggression
- Define the term ‘reasonable force’ and apply its principles
- Understand the law relating to Self Defence and Physical Intervention
- Perform a dynamic risk assessment
- Identify the importance of recording and debriefing
- Demonstrate effective defensive physical techniques (including- wrist, hair, throat and clothing grabs, punches, kicks, third party assistance and escorting/guiding techniques)
- Demonstrate effective 1 – 3 person restraint techniques in standing, walking and sitting positions (can include bed)Practice and reflect the importance of ‘Letting Go’ safely
- Practice effective escalation and de-escalation of techniques
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