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Safeholding in Elderly Care

Safeholding for elderly care settings
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About this course

This is a two or three day Safeholding in Elderly Care course that explores the six stages of managing aggression and challenging behaviour. This includes understanding the causes of and reducing challenging behaviours with a focus on triggers and stressors related to elderly care settings (inc. Dementia) , de-escalating aggressive behaviour, physical and non-physical defensive strategies, guiding techniques and control & safer-holding techniques. Due to the vulnerability of elderly clients, we focus on low contact techniques that can help protect the care worker but also the client from harm.

What does Safeholding in Elderly Care 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.

It then teaches staff physical techniques including disengagement, defence techniques, basic guiding and safeholding techniques for varying risk levels and situations.

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 safe-holding techniques and day three explores scenarios and situations and gives staff more time to practice and absorb the techniques taught.

These techniques are currently being taught to various personnel working within the NHS, residential & nursing homes, schools, foster care and other organisations

Practical skills will be taught within the context of the dynamic risk assessment and the focus of the techniques taught will vary on the organisational needs (e.g primary school setting will be different to adult mental health).

Contact us for more information on this Safeholding in Elderly Care Training Course by completing the enquiry form on the right or using the buttons below.

Who is our Safeholding in Elderly Care for?

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

and meet:

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

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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Jay Benjamin
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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.
Louise Sullivan
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
Nicola Olorenshaw
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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!
Rebecca Markham
Rebecca Markham
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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 .
Aneka Roy
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Able training delivered Conflict management to our staff and they all found it extremely useful, feedback included; 'I really enjoyed this course, I found the facilitator very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. The course was highly informative and I would recommend it. Thank you Able training!
Ronnie Passe
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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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