Safety Pod – Children’s Services

Course Outline

Our Children’s Homes Safety Pod course is for those working with children displaying challenging behaviours.

The Safety Pod is an innovative piece of safety equipment endorsed by leading medical experts that has been specifically designed to offer a safer alternative to the excessive use of restrictive interventions.

In this one-day course, participants will learn to use the Pod effectively in home environments, preventing and de-escalating situations and ensuring a faster and safer resolution when restrictive practices are necessary.

IKON Trainers receiving advanced training from Palkesh Dalbar from UK Pods.

Suggested Attendees

  • Home Managers and Deputies.
  • Support Workers.
  • Agency Staff/Workers.
  • Social Workers.
  • Clinical Psychologists.

Course Content

Understanding Behaviours that Challenge

  • Exploring experiences: Real-life scenarios to understand challenging behaviours.
  • Identifying Causes, Triggers and Changes in Behaviour: Pinpoint factors contributing to behavioural challenges.

De-escalation Skills

  • Utilising communication skills: Techniques for prevention and de-escalation
  • Person-centred distraction/diversion strategies: Strategies for vulnerable situations.

Responsibilities and Guidelines

  • Policies and procedures: Navigate organisational policies.
  • Legislation and Risks: Explore laws and evaluate risks.
  • Post-Incident Reviews: Learn effective review processes.
  • Reporting and Recording: Procedures for documenting interventions.

Physical Skills

  • Positive Stance and Positioning: Emphasise positive body language.
  • Balance Displacement Techniques: Master techniques for safe relocation.
  • Restrictive Interventions: Implement safe practices.
  • Foreseeable Risk and Medical Implications: Identify potential risks.

Safety Pod

  • Introducing: Explore design and purpose.
  • Moving and Handling: Safe Safety Pod techniques.
  • Uses: Understand versatility.
  • Scenarios.
  • Maintenance: Understand care.

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

  • Gain insight into the Safety Pod’s evolution and background.
  • Recognise the recommended applications and essential features.
  • Understand the legal context of physical skills and the Safety Pod.
  • Demonstrations of physical skills techniques on the Safety Pod.
  • Identify proactive strategies for effectively using the Safety Pod.

At the end of this course your team will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a dedicated learner post-course resource area via IKON Academy.
  • Duration 1 Day

  • Learners 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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