Breakaway and Restraint Training
Course Description

In-House Certification

2 days


This is a two or three day Breakaway & Restraint Techniques 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

and meet:

  • Standards of other commercially driven training systems that teach control & restraint and physical intervention techniques
  • Skills for Health
  • Skills for Care.

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 Breakaway & Restraint Techniques Training Course by completing the enquiry form on the right or using the buttons below.

Attendees of this breakaway & restraint training course will 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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Benefits of using ABLE Training for your breakaway & restraint training

We Come To You
We Come to You

Onsite training can be held at a venue of your choice and times to suit you and each course can be tailored and adapted to meet the needs of your workplace.

Years Of Experience
Years of Experience

We have been training staff for many years now, which gives us a greater insight into what companies and staff require from their courses.

Varied Group Sizes
Varied Group Sizes

We offer courses for individuals and groups, and are able to adapt to suit the needs of your workplace or specific requirements.

Call us on 01476 848327 to find out more

What people say about us

Great interaction with everyone, gave great tips and advice about physical intervention within the foster care role. Adapted the training…

Anne, Foster Carer
Course: Physical Intervention

The course was really interesting as a training teacher. I have seen first hand on placement how challenging some children…

Sian, Trainee Teacher
Course: Managing Aggression and Physical Intervention

Trainer was brilliant making the course very easy to learn and very enjoyable. Thank you.

Loneworker, London
Course: Breakaway Techniques

The course went so quickly as the trainer gave us food for thought about how we face challenging behaviour, how…

We found the course to be very informative course and hugely enjoyable, mainly because of the trainer who presented the materials brilliantly and…