Managing Challenging Behaviour (Practical) - Local Authority & Housing Sector

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

  • Positive body language
  • Reactionary gap

Relocation and distraction

  • Balance displacement techniques
  • Safe moving/relocation of an individual to a safe location

Restrictive interventions

  • Legal framework to support decision making
  • What is restraint?
  • Standing and seated interventions to keep individuals safe

Medical implications of techniques

  • Identifying medical implications of restrictive interventions
  • Recognising the risks of physical skills

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

  • Demonstrate positive body language and distancing
  • Safely remove themselves from an individual
  • Demonstrate physical skills to keep yourself and individuals safe
  • Recognise the risks and medical implications of physicals skills

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • Access to a dedicated delegate resource area via IKON Academy
  • Duration 3.5 hours

  • Delegates 12 Max

Delivery methods


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

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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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