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This is a very popular course aimed at anybody within the Health and Social Care sector, that are responsible for clients who show challenging behaviour. The course focuses on identifying different types of challenging behaviours and their causes.

Physical intervention skills may be needed in some workplaces to manage challenging behaviour safely, but it should be the intervention of last resort. Our breakaway skills that are covered on this course are based on natural movements that do not rely on strength or aggression.

Techniques taught on course meet:- NHS Guidelines in breakaway techniques and Institute of Conflict Management Guidelines on the use of Physical Intervention

Course Content:

  • Recognising challenging behaviour.
  • Identify types of challenging behaviour.
  • Identify the causes of challenging behaviour.
  • Understanding the assault cycle.
  • To reflect on students experiences.
  • Increase confidence and understanding of challenging behaviour.
  • Understand what is meant by ‘reasonable force’
  • To develop breakaway techniques.
  • Demonstrate effective release techniques from: Wrist grabs, hair pulls, throat and clothing grabs

Duration - This is a 6 hour training package that can be tailored to meet your own special requirements.

Cost of Course

£85 + vat per person

Group discounts available on request.

If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices.

Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60, Edinburgh 0131 610 9112 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.

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