Restraint training and Physical Intervention skills may be needed in some care environments to manage challenging behaviour safely, effectively and without compromising the service user/staff relationship. Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all service users and staff is critical, including that of the service user concerned. Our care and control, breakaway and restraint training packages are based on natural movements and technique that does not rely on strength or aggression.
This course in Dis-engagement and Physical Intervention (Vulnerable People) has been designed specifically for the providers of care to vulnerable service users in a residential environment. Using guidance from national regulatory and guidance bodies, it provides staff and managers with a greater understanding of restraint, underpinning decisions with knowledge.
This three day course examines the law in relation to physical intervention, restraint and manual handling as well as teaching staff physical skills including disengagement, non-aggressive defence techniques, guiding and low level holds, then moving on to more restrictive holds and dis-engagement strategies.
Effective communication during incidents of restraint has been proved to dramatically aid in the de-escalation of incidents, promoting the welfare of all concerned and fostering good will between the service user and staff involved. As such, COVIC Training Solutions actively encourage the development of effective communication skills during restraint training in order to better equip staff to manage challenging and confrontational behaviour safely.
In order to pass the BTEC Level 2 Award in Dis-engagement and Physical Intervention, the student must pass all 3 units of the qualification, which are:
Unit 1: The Law and Risks of Physical Intervention When Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults
Unit 2: Non-restrictive Methods of Disengagement and Physical Intervention
Unit 3: Restrictive Methods of Physical Intervention
Due to the nature of the course, all students must be able and fit enough to undertake physical skills training. In addition all students must possess the ability to undertake classroom training and sit written exams.