This course explores the law regarding physical intervention and teaches staff disengagement and defence techniques for varying risk levels.
Able Target System Module 4
The Advanced Safe Holding Module of the Able Target System provides accredited training in advanced safe holding techniques. Based on the principles of positive behavioural support, pro‐active and responsive strategies and de‐escalation. 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 Advanced Safe Holding training to manage high-risk situations, including floor holds, safety pod holds, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation.
What does Advanced Safe Holding Training Course cover?
Within some environments, the impact factors related to the individuals at risk may require staff to have a greater skill level in restraint, available to manage violent and dangerous behaviours. This may be necessary when every possibility of managing a situation through either pro-active or non-physical responses have not worked and responsive or reactive strategies including restrictive physical intervention 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 significant risk of physical aggression and where withdrawal will not eliminate the risk. The Advanced Safe Holding module of the Able Target System gives staff an understanding of when restraint or safe holding may be appropriate. Tertiary Intervention includes responsive and reactive strategies. Advanced safe holding training to manage high risk situations. The safe holding module of the Target System allows staff to practice and train in the advanced safe holding techniques including floor holds, safety pod holds, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation. It ensures staff can recognise the risks related to the techniques and reminds about the principles of dynamic risk assessment and monitoring during any physical intervention.
Who is our Advanced Safe Holding Training Course 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 medium to high risk environments, where they experience hazardous behaviour that poses a significant physical risk to staff or service users, where non-restrictive (breakaway) skills may not always be adequate to manage the risk and so restrictive physical skills (Manual restraint) are required Bespoke days are taught in child care and educational settings.
This course is suitable for participants who have successfully completed Able Target System Modules 1–3. 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…
- Examine what is meant by restraint and the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention.
- Identify the person centred and human rights approaches to restraint reduction
- Explore the evidence for the success and benefits of restraint reduction practice
- Understand when restraint or safe holding may be appropriate
- Understand the importance of appropriate risk assessments both planned and dynamic
- Identify potential physical and psychological implications of restraint including trauma-informed factors
- Recognise high risk and unacceptable positions
- Know the importance of staff reactions, monitoring, communication and ‘letting go’
- Demonstrate appropriate staff communication during
- Label the benefits of proper reflection and analysis.
- Practice and demonstrate a selection of restrictive physical skills
Optional Day 2: Able Advocate Programme Level 2
- Further practice, techniques and scenarios from module 2 and 3 to better support staff within the setting
- Improved communication practice for lead and support work
- Letting go and lead communication skills
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