• Level 3
  • 4 - 6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Physical Intervention Training

This physical intervention training is aimed at members of staff who work in an environment with service users who have behaviours that challenge.

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This physical intervention training is aimed at members of staff who work in an environment with service users who have behaviours that challenge.

The course allows for safe and legal management of physically challenging behaviour.

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Course Summary

  • Introduction to physical intervention.
  • Identifying challenging behaviour and knowing when to intervene.
  • Physical intervention techniques, including breaking away and holding.
  • Risks involved in physical intervention.
  • The Assault Cycle.
  • Laws and legislation.
  • Triggers of challenging behaviour.
  • Causes and diffusion of anger and aggression.
  • Unacceptable practice.
  • Duty of care.
  • Threatening behaviour and physical assault.
  • Dementia and how to intervene physically.

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    Where Do You Deliver The Physical Intervention Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room

    Who Is This Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 10 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Physical Intervention Training

This physical intervention training is aimed at members of staff who work in an environment with service users who have behaviours that challenge.

The course allows for safe and legal management of physically challenging behaviour.

What is Physical Intervention Training?

Physical intervention training is a type of training that teaches people how to handle difficult and potentially violent situations safely. It teaches techniques to control and manage challenging behaviors while keeping everyone safe. The training covers methods to calm situations down, protect oneself, and use physical restraint when necessary.

It is given to professionals in healthcare, security, and other fields to help them deal with tough situations and keep people safe. Remember, physical intervention should always be a last resort and used within the limits of the law.

Physical Intervention Training Course Breakdown:

1. Introduction to Physical Intervention:

In this section, attendees will be provided with an overview of the course and its objectives. They will learn about the importance of physical intervention in managing challenging behavior and ensuring the safety of all individuals involved. The trainers will outline the key topics to be covered throughout the course:

2. Identifying Challenging Behaviour and Knowing When to Intervene:

Attendees will be taught how to recognize and identify challenging behavior in various settings. They will learn about the signs and signals that indicate the need for intervention. This section will emphasize the importance of early intervention to prevent escalation and potential harm.

3. Physical Intervention Techniques, including Breaking Away and Holding:

This part of the course will focus on teaching attendees a range of physical intervention techniques. They will learn how to safely and effectively break away from dangerous situations and use holding techniques when necessary. The trainers will demonstrate proper body mechanics, positioning, and control methods.

4. Risks Involved in Physical Intervention:

Attendees will be educated about the potential risks associated with physical intervention. They will gain an understanding of the importance of risk assessment, minimizing harm, and using appropriate force levels. This section will emphasize the need to prioritize the well-being and safety of both individuals involved in the intervention.

5. The Assault Cycle:

This topic explores the concept of the assault cycle, which refers to the different stages leading up to and following an assault. Attendees will learn about the dynamics of the assault cycle, including the pre-assault, assault, and post-assault phases. Understanding this cycle will enable participants to identify warning signs and intervene effectively.

6. Laws and Legislation:

In this section, attendees will familiarize themselves with relevant laws and legislation pertaining to physical intervention. They will learn about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to using physical intervention techniques. The trainers will highlight legal considerations, such as self-defense, restraint, and the duty of care.

7. Triggers of Challenging Behaviour:

Attendees will explore common triggers that can lead to challenging behavior. They will gain insights into understanding the underlying factors that contribute to such behaviors, including environmental, social, and personal triggers. This knowledge will assist participants in identifying potential situations that may require intervention.

8. Causes and Diffusion of Anger and Aggression:

This section focuses on understanding the causes of anger and aggression and strategies for diffusing these emotions. Attendees will learn about techniques to de-escalate tense situations and promote calmness. The trainers will provide practical examples and scenarios to enhance comprehension.

9. Unacceptable Practice:

Attendees will be educated on recognizing and avoiding unacceptable practices during physical intervention. They will learn about the importance of respecting individuals’ rights, using appropriate force, and maintaining professional boundaries. This section will emphasize ethical considerations and the impact of unacceptable practices on the individual and the intervention process.

10. Duty of Care:

This topic will cover the concept of duty of care and its relevance to physical intervention. Attendees will understand their responsibilities in ensuring the well-being and safety of individuals they are intervening with. The trainers will discuss the legal and ethical obligations associated with duty of care.

11. Threatening Behaviour and Physical Assault:

Attendees will learn how to identify threatening behavior and respond appropriately to physical assaults. They will be provided with strategies to protect themselves and others during potentially dangerous situations. This section will cover techniques such as disengagement, de-escalation, and seeking assistance.

By covering these topics in the course, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of physical intervention, its principles, and practical strategies for ensuring safety and well-being in challenging situations.

12. Dementia and How to Intervene Physically:

This part of the course will focus on the unique challenges of intervening physically in situations involving individuals with dementia. Attendees will learn about communication techniques, person-centered approaches, and safe physical intervention methods specifically tailored to individuals with dementia.

How long is the training?

At Caring for Care, the Physical Intervention Training program is designed to provide participants with essential skills for effectively managing challenging situations. This level 3 program typically lasts for 4-6 hours and includes practical sessions to ensure hands-on learning and application of techniques.

Certification and Refresher Training Requirements

Upon successful completion of the Physical Intervention Training, participants receive a certificate valid for one year. This certification serves as recognition of their acquired skills and knowledge. Individuals must attend a yearly refresher training to maintain the validity of their certificate. This refresher training ensures that participants stay updated on the latest techniques and approaches in physical intervention, promoting ongoing competence and safety.