“It is advisable that at least one member of staff in every school has received recent training, by expert-accredited providers in physical intervention and restraint techniques.”
Ed Balls – Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 2010
Restraint training and Physical Intervention skills may be needed in some education environments and situations to manage challenging behaviour safely, effectively and without compromising the pupil/staff relationship. Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils and staff is critical, including that of the pupil concerned. Our restraint training for teachers packages are based on natural movements and techniques that do not rely on strength or aggression.
Restraint Training for Teachers and Teaching Staff, specifically designed for managing violent and aggressive behaviour is now available. Created in line with the Department for Education’s guideline document, Use of Reasonable Force: Guidance for Head Teachers, Staff and Governing Bodies, The NFPS Level 2 Course in the Use of Force to Control and Restrain Pupils is designed with the core aim of providing guidance and instruction for school staff in the underpinning legal knowledge, confidence and physical skills necessary to enable them to be able to control and restrain pupils in a safe and ethical manner.
This one day course examines the law in relation to children, physical intervention, restraint and manual handling as well as teaching staff physical skills including disengagement, non-aggressive defence techniques, guiding and low level holds.
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.