challenging behaviour in children

Course Description

In-House Certification



This is a 1 to 2 day course that covers a basic introduction to managing challenging behaviour and de-escalation techniques as well as exploring the law regarding physical intervention and restraint. It then teaches delegates physical techniques including disengagement, defence techniques, basic guiding and holding/restraint techniques for varying risk levels.

These techniques are currently being taught to various personnel working within the NHS, childrens homes, schools, foster carers, 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).

Attendees will be able to:

Understand causes of aggression
Develop strategies to deal with aggression
Demonstrate the principle of signalling non aggression
Follow the HELP strategy method of managing aggression
Understand ‘reasonable force’
Understand the law relating to Self Defence and Physical Intervention
Perform a dynamic risk assessment
Identify the importance of recording and debriefing
Demonstrate effective physical techniques (including- wrist, hair, throat and clothing grabs, punches, kicks, third party assistance and escorting/guiding techniques)
Demonstrate effective restraint techniques in standing, walking and sitting positions
Practice and reflect the importance of ‘Letting Go’ safely
Practice effective escalation and de-escalation of techniques

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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.

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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.

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

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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

I think this training should be done by every new foster carer. I regret not receiving this training 10 years…

Kev, Foster Carer
Course: Managing Challenging Behaviour

We found the training very informative and helpful. The discussions around preventing challenging behaviour, and why incidents happen in the…

Head Teacher, Basingstoke
Course : Managing Aggression and Physical Intervention

Really interesting, I learned lots of new info with great psychological insights. Would love to do more training with this…

Charlotte, Teacher
Course: Conflict Management

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