Safe Enough to Care

Safe Enough to Care

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for staff working with the older adult, ie over 60 years of age, with mental health/learning disabilities.

The course offers comprehensive and professional training for the handling of clients or patients in a care or home setting who exhibit minor violent or unmanageable behavior. The techniques taught are aimed at maximising the safety of all concerned and which aim to protect the dignity of the client involved.

The training consists of theory linking to various national codes of practice, stages of recognition, de escalation, assault cycle, reasonable force, risk management/care planning and post incident support, followed by demonstrations and practice.

What will you learn?

  • Controlling Situations
  • De-escalation of the situation
  • Team Work – explaining the importance of team work, practice of different roles within the team
  • Instruction on the many different holds and the correct procedures on how to effectively perform them
  • De-escalation, safe holds for sitting, standing and transferring
  • Blocking and controlling punches
  • Turning the individual over on the ground
  • Negotiating doorways
  • Separating fighting clients
  • Legal responsibilities of safe holding
  • Scenarios – role play enabling teams to practice their new skills, whilst being assessed by instructors

Completion of this course will offer staff a system of working in teams and individually which allow them to safely contain and hold clients.

Duration of Course

  • This is a 1 day course, dependent on staff training requirements, with flexible start and finish times.
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