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Personal Safety & Breakaway Training

The Personal Safety & Breakaway module covers personal safety strategies, non-restrictive physical skills including breakaway techniques.
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Able Target System Module 2

Our Personal Safety & Breakaway Module of the Able Target System provides accredited training in de-escalation and personal safety strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour. Based on the principles of positive behavioural support, pro‐active and responsive strategies. Our training in the subject of managing difficult behaviours and aggression all follow the Able Target System. The Able Target system is Able Training’s system for managing behaviour of concern, behaviour that challenges, distress, crisis, aggression and violence. It is adaptable to various environments in the health and social care and education settings. It comprises of 5 modules that map across from the three tier strategy process which includes primary strategies, secondary and proactive responsive strategies and tertiary intervention. This module includes personal safety strategies, non-restrictive physical skills including responsive interventions to manage big emotions and breakaway training.

What does Personal Safety & Breakaway Training cover?

In certain environments and situations, staff should be able to recognise and manage the risks of imminent violence or aggression. This may be necessary when every possibility of managing a situation through either pro-active or non-physical responses have not worked and responsive interventions to manage big emotions, de-escalation and personal safety strategies are required. This module expands on the principles of ongoing assessment and dynamic risk assessment from module 1 and brings them over to a higher risk setting where there may be a risk of physical aggression. The Personal Safety & Breakaway Module of the Able Target System gives staff an understanding of any use of force within their setting. Secondary proactive and responsive strategies and Tertiary Interventions, to manage big emotions including personal safety and breakaway training.

Who is our Personal Safety & Breakaway Training for?

This course has been created to adapt to the needs of your setting and can be delivered to pre-schools, schools, children’s homes, supported living, learning disability settings and mental health settings. This course is designed for individuals operating in low to medium risk environments, where they experience behaviours of concern but there is little to no physical risk to staff or service users. Bespoke days are taught in child care and educational settings.

This course is suitable for participants who have successfully completed Able Target System Modules 1. Each module is made up of numerous setting specific components and the modules must be completed in order. The module level required, and components included will be based on your individual setting, risk assessment and training needs analysis.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Define the terms workplace violence and control measures
  • Utilise the six stage target model into day to day practice
  • Develop situation Awareness.
  • Perform a dynamic risk assessment.
  • Practice the principles of signalling non-aggression and positive communication.
  • Recognise signs of escalation and take appropriate action
  • Demonstrate de-escalation in situations of behavioural crisis and conflict.
  • Understand what is meant by ‘reasonable force’
  • Understand the law relating to ‘Self Defence’ and ‘Physical Intervention’
  • Identify the importance of recording and debriefing.
  • Demonstrate personal safety skills
  • Demonstrate non-restrictive physical interventions

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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