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MVA Management of Violence and Aggression
Able Target System Module 1–3
Following the principles of the current NICE guidelines 2015 our training is based on a person centred approach to conflict and difficult behaviour using the Able 6-Stage Target Model of proactive and responsive service delivery and emphasising the use of physical intervention and restraint as a last resort.
This is a two or three day course that 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 MVA Management of Violence and Aggression cover?
MVA 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.
It then teaches staff physical techniques including disengagement, defence techniques, basic guiding and holding/restraint techniques for varying risk levels and situations.
MVA three day course
The content covered follows the same outline as the two 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.
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
- Standards of other commercially driven training systems that teach control & restraint and physical intervention techniques
- Skills for Health
- Skills for Care
Who is our MVA Management of Violence and Aggression for?
This is a two to three day course that is aimed at medium risk environments which require staff to step past the lower risk techniques due to the level of aggression or situation.
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 part.y 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.
Frequently asked questions
An advanced, in-depth course on child safeguarding, aimed at learners who have prior safeguarding knowledge or experience.
This course covers the physical and emotional aspects of safeguarding children, the legal context, and appropriate responses and reporting.
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