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Restraint Training for Teachers and Teaching Staff

Pupil Restraint for Teachers

NFPS Level 2 Course in the Use of Force to Control & Restrain Pupils

“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.

The course will cover the following areas relating to restraint in education settings:

  • The relevant sections of the Education Act 2011
  • The Common & Criminal Law and in relation to the use of physical force for the purpose of controlling and restraining pupils.
  • The relevant sections of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 in relation to the use of force to control and restrain children.
  • The Department of Education Guidance for Schools in England issued in 2011.
  • The relevant sections of the Children Act 1989, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the child in relation to the use of physical force.
  • How to minimise the risk of death by positional asphyxia and the risk of injury to staff and children in line with current statute and guidance.
  • The Health and Safety requirements of using force in the workplace.
  • What techniques should not be used, consistent with Coroners recommendations and various reports, guidance and statistical evidence into the use of children.
  • How to apply the appropriate and effective physical skills competently for the purpose of controlling and restraining violent children.
1 Day