Restraint Training for Children’s Homes
Sometimes staff need to respond to risk situations and we provide knowledge, understanding, skills and practical strategies to do so in a professional manner.
Do you know how to control and diffuse a situation that is turning physical and potentially violent with children and young people?
Would you know how to guarantee the safety of you and those around you?
Let SM&RT Circles
In some settings physical interventions need to be taught to ensure everyone stays safe in a crisis. SM&RT Circles Ltd have developed physical intervention skills that are appropriate for use in care settings as a last resort. Our approach helps reduce risks to everyone concerned and focuses on alternatives to force and choosing the least restrictive option when needed. We guide organisations and their staff on how to reduce restrictive practices i.e. not just how to hold more safely.
By building staff confidence and competence in how to prevent and safely manage challenging situations, quality of care and life can be improved and risks to staff and service users minimised
Failure to provide your staff with appropriate training could result in a prosecution.
There have been grave concerns reference children being abused in residential care. There have been a number of enquiries that have emerged and are continuing to appear. The enquiries have exposed that a number of children in care have been exposed to sexual, physical and emotional abuse whilst in the alleged care system. With regard to physical abuse, there was particular concern about children receiving severe injuries whilst being inappropriately restrained.
Given the large-scale abuse, government departments produced extensive guidance reinforcing children’s rights. Law and Guidance stress that children’s welfare must be at the fore-front of our thinking whenever we intervene. However, it also needs to be acknowledged, that amongst the most vulnerable and damaged children in our society are also some of the most potentially dangerous.
Therefore, any intervention in potentially violent or aggressive situations requires;
- An understanding of the legal implications
- An informed assessment of the risks involved
- Knowledge of appropriate and effective methods of intervention
- Focused Course with Physical Intervention and Legal Duty overview
To successfully achieve the award delegates will be required to:
- Understand the requirements of the various pieces of legislation with regard to the Physical Restraint of Children and Young People including: The Children Act 1989 and associated Government guidance documents, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Education Act 1997, The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, The Education and Inspections Act 2006
- Demonstrate and explain how to use de-escalation techniques and relaxation techniques.
- How to use and implement behavior management plans and risk assessments.
- Understand Reasonable Force in relation to physical restraint by reference to Common & Criminal Law
- Examine the requirements of Health and Safety statute and associated Regulations and show how they apply to physical restraint
- Evaluate the risk of positional asphyxia and other risks associated with physical restraint and explore how to minimise those risks
- Differentiate between holding, escorting and restraining and non-harmful seated restraint techniques and how to apply
- Demonstrate and explain how to gradually de-escalate and relax restraint to allow the subject being restrained to regain self-control
- Explore when it may be possibly necessary to use a more restrictive technique consistent with the principles of Reasonable Force, Health and Safety statute and the Human Rights Act
- Breakaway techniques.
- One half day in the home for support and guidance after 3 months. (ideally on a team meeting day to cover all staff in the home).
2 Day COURSE COST: £1,200 PER Training session up to 12 staff. Price per individual. Please contact us for bookings or enqquiries