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Restraint Training

This restraint training aims to enable your staff with the knowledge, skills and judgement to be able to carry out, as a last resort, restrictive physical restraint, appropriately adjusted to your environment.

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This restraint training aims to enable your staff with the knowledge, skills and judgement to be able to carry out, as a last resort, restrictive physical restraint, appropriately adjusted to your environment.

Our restraint courses are always 100% tailored for their specific audience and client group.

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Course Summary

  • Communication
  • Behaviour
  • Restraint Rules
  • Legalities
  • Duty of Care
  • Government Guidance
  • Risk Awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Restraint Tactics
  • Practical Techniques

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    Where Do You Deliver The Restraint 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 Restraint 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 12 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.

Restraint Training

This restraint training aims to enable your staff with the knowledge, skills and judgement to be able to carry out, as a last resort, restrictive physical restraint, appropriately adjusted to your environment. Restraint training courses provide valuable benefits for healthcare professionals and caregivers who work with individuals who may exhibit challenging behaviors.

This course equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to safely manage challenging behaviors without resorting to unnecessary or harmful physical restraints.

Our restraint courses are always 100% tailored for their specific audience and client group.

Day 1
  • Positional asphyxia
  • health and safety
  • Chikdrens safety brief
  • The children’s act 1989 and 2015 standards
  • De escalation and redirection
  • Trauma and triggers
  • Tactical communication
  • Knives and edged weapons awareness
Day 2
  • Bespoke breakaway and Physical intervention techniques suited to you business – nationally accredited techniques meeting CQC and OFSTED requirements

Course Outline: Restraint Training

This course will help you understand how to communicate effectively, deal with behaviors, follow the rules for using restraints, and fulfill your duty of care. You will also explore legal requirements, government guidance, and risk awareness. Working together as a team, you will discover practical techniques for using restraints responsibly. Join us in this training to improve your ability to provide caring support in difficult situations.

The restrain training course outline provides an overview of the topics covered in the restraint training for care course. It helps you gain a better understanding of the content and focus areas.

  1. Communication
    • Importance of effective communication in managing challenging situations
    • Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
    • Active listening and de-escalation strategies
  2. Behaviour
  3. Restraint Rules
    • Overview of legal and ethical considerations related to the use of restraint
    • Understanding the policies and procedures governing restraint practices
    • Key principles and guidelines for safe and appropriate use of restraints
  4. Legalities
    • Familiarization with relevant legislation and regulations regarding restraint
    • Rights of individuals and legal obligations of caregivers
    • Documentation and reporting requirements in relation to restraint incidents
  5. Duty of Care

    • Understanding the duty of care towards individuals in care settings
    • Balancing duty of care with the promotion of dignity, autonomy, and well-being
    • Strategies for ensuring person-centered care and support during restraint situations
  6. Government Guidance
    • Overview of government guidelines and best practices on the use of restraint
    • Keeping up-to-date with current policies and recommendations
    • Incorporating government guidance into restraint training and practice
  7. Risk Awareness
    • Identifying potential risks and hazards associated with restraint
    • Conducting risk assessments and implementing preventive measures
    • Promoting the safety and well-being of both individuals and staff during restraint
  8. Teamwork
    • Collaboration and coordination among team members during restraint situations
    • Effective communication and role clarity within the team
    • Training on working together to ensure the safety and welfare of everyone involved
  9. Restraint Tactics
    • Different types of restraint techniques and their appropriate use
    • Understanding the potential risks and considerations associated with each technique
    • Training on applying restraints safely and minimizing harm
  10. Practical Techniques
    • Hands-on training on practical techniques for safe and controlled restraint
    • Practice sessions on applying techniques while prioritizing the individual’s well-being
    • Assessing and responding to the individual’s needs during and after a restraint incident

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this Restraint Training course, attendees will:

  1. Understand effective communication techniques to de-escalate challenging situations.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of various behaviors and strategies to manage them appropriately.
  3. Comprehend the rules and regulations surrounding the use of restraints in care settings.
  4. Recognize legalities related to restraint use and adhere to relevant laws.
  5. Gain a clear understanding of their duty of care and how it applies to restraining individuals.
  6. Familiarize themselves with government guidance regarding restraint practices.
  7. Develop risk awareness and the ability to assess potential hazards in restraint situations.
  8. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills when applying restraints in a safe and controlled manner.
  9. Acquire practical techniques for using restraints responsibly, ensuring the safety of both individuals and caregivers.

By achieving these learning outcomes, attendees will enhance their knowledge and skills in managing challenging behaviors and applying restraints safely and ethically.

Who is the restraint training for?

The Restraint Training course is designed for individuals who work in care settings or professions where they may encounter situations requiring the use of restraints.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Caregivers in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living centers.
  • Support workers in residential or community care settings.
  • Mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists.
  • Teachers in school settings.
  • Any individual who may be involved in the care and support of individuals with challenging behaviors or a need for restraint intervention.

Benefits of Restraint Training Courses:

Restraint course plays a crucial role in promoting safe, humane, and effective care for individuals who exhibit challenging behaviors. Here are the benefits:

  1. Less Reliance on Physical Restraints: Learn non-violent and de-escalation techniques to manage challenging behaviours, reducing the need for harmful physical restraints.
  2. Enhanced Safety: Gain knowledge of proper restraint techniques to ensure safety for both staff and individuals, using restraints only when necessary and minimising the risk of harm.
  3. Improved Communication: Focus on effective communication with individuals displaying challenging behaviours, understanding the reasons behind these behaviours to create a positive and supportive environment.
  4. Better Behaviour Management: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of behaviour management strategies, including positive reinforcement and distraction techniques, to prevent escalation and foster a calm environment.
  5. Professional Development and Legal Protection: Demonstrate a commitment to safe and ethical care, enhancing professionalism and reputation. Proper restraint training can also reduce the risk of legal liability in incidents involving physical restraint.

Why Should you train with us?

  1. We focus on practical, hands-on solutions tailored to individual needs, rather than providing generic restraint trainings. We recognise the unique challenges your organisation aims to address, and we believe in providing you and your team with the appropriate restraint techniques to solve those specific problems.
  2. Our team consists of qualified experts with extensive experience and practical knowledge in restraint courses. They align with our core mission of ‘raising standards together’ and contribute their wealth of experience to refine knowledge according to the best acceptable practices. You can check our trainers resume here.
  3. We don’t fake reviews. We’re one of the few companies that has maintained transparency, authenticity, and trust-building. We have over 5,900 reviews combined from third-party websites like Google, Facebook, TrustPilot, Reviews.io, Yelp, and Yell because we want to hear all that our customers say. We understand that not everyone would want to work with us, but for the few who do, they get exceptional support from our team, starting with our course advisors who provide excellent customer support to our expert trainers who are dedicated to enriching the quality of training provided to you/your team.

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Restraint Training FAQs

Q1. Why is restraint training necessary for healthcare professionals?

A1:Restraint training is important for healthcare professionals to know how to deal with people who act in ways that can be dangerous to themselves or others.

It teaches them how to use non-violent methods, like talking to the person and trying to calm them down, to help avoid the need for physical restraints.

Restraint training also helps healthcare professionals learn how to properly use physical restraints if they are necessary.

Q2. How does restraint training course contribute to improved communication in healthcare settings?

A2: Restraint training course helps healthcare professionals understand why people act in ways that can be challenging.

By knowing the reasons for these behaviors, healthcare professionals can communicate with the person more effectively and try to address the underlying causes of the behavior.

This can help to create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone involved.

Q3. What legal and professional benefits come with proper restraint training?

A3: Proper restraint training shows that healthcare professionals are committed to providing safe and ethical care. This can help to improve the reputation of the healthcare provider and the professionalism of the staff.

In addition, if there is a problem involving physical restraints, proper restraint training can help to reduce the risk of legal liability.

This is because the training will help to ensure that staff follow established protocols and that the person is treated safely and humanely.