Managing challenging behaviour – practical

Course outline

Learn techniques to prevent harm due to challenging behaviour while maintaining a safe and supportive service where an ongoing duty of care exists.

This course teaches staff to remove themselves from a potentially dangerous situation and safely hold or relocate whilst understanding the medical and legal implications of using techniques.

Suggested attendees

All frontline staff and all those facing challenging or aggressive behaviour.

This Local Authority & Housing Managing Challenging Behaviour Practical training course is aimed at all staff including:

  • All new employees
  • Those facing challenging or aggressive behaviour
  • Children’s Services
  • Teaching Staff

Course content

Distance, stance and positioning

  • Posture
  • Tactical awareness

Relocation and distraction

  • Safe moving
  • Hip checking

Breakaway and disengagement

  • Disengagement techniques
  • Scenarios

Safe holding skills

  • Safe holding in pairs
  • Standing, supine and seated interventions
  • Scenarios

Medical implications of techniques

  • Positional asphyxia
  • Safe practice

By the end of this course your team will be able to:

  • Recognise the signs of challenging behaviour
  • De-escalate using excellent communication
  • Demonstrate safe tactical skills to minimise risk
  • Escape from an aggressive situation safely
  • Hold and relocate service users to maintain safety
  • Understand the legal and moral position

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • Receive a course workbook
  • Access to a dedicated delegate resource area
  • Duration 3.5 hours

  • Delegates 12 Max

Delivery methods

Face-to-face
training

Many of our courses, especially those with physical skills, can be delivered in a face-to-face training environment, either at your venue or ours.

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IKON’s Train the trainer service will enable your team to deliver motivational and insightful training that builds confidence and trust with delegates.

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    • Fantastic course, really helpful, the trainers had so much experience in this field, they could answer and queries we had. Really enjoyed it, thank you.

      Course delegate,
      Suffolk County Council

    • Great trainer, humorous, attentive, knowledgeable, great pace. Learnt a lot. Good to refresh sections after each task. Practical was excellent too. Very, very good indeed!

      Plymouth City Council

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