Positive Handling for Foster Carers and Schools

Positive Handling for Foster Carers and Schools

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To provide students with a range of NON pain-based techniques to enable them to safely de-escalate and manage situations with children and young persons.

• Review behavioural de-escalation techniques
• Respond to physical aggression and behaviour
• Learn safe holds to gently move aggressive children and young persons
• Learn and practise a range of breakaway techniques

Positive Handling for Foster CarersThis course is designed for foster carers and those working in a school environment.

• Understanding aggression
• De-escalation hierarchy
• 6 common de-escalation techniques
• 3 basic escort techniques
• Role of behaviour management / care/ support plan
• Recognise the need for a breakaway technique
• Learn how to deal with a range of attacks safely for both parties concerned
• Emotional Vs rational thinking
• Exploring behaviour triggers
• Positive behaviour support framework
• Introduction to transactional analysis
• Review basic counselling techniques
• Psychological framing
• Review stages of aggression
• Dementia communication box
• Explore the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards
• Support mechanism

This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.

This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.

Summary & Booking

Dealing with children and young persons can be difficult, our positive handling course, mapped to the requirements of the 2019 Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards provides students with the skills to do so safely. The positive handling course explores the challenging subject of de-escalating behaviour and understanding the psychology of aggression. In addition, we cover a basic range of holding and breakaway techniques. These techniques are all non-pain based and therefore do not inflict pain. It included the role of risk assessments, and emphasis that these interventions are at the end of the intervention spectrum.
With reference to NICE quality standards for behaviour management, the positive handling for foster carers and schools involves a competency assessment and staff will be required to practise these techniques and will be assessed in their competency. In addition, there is a short assessment of learning for audit and CQC evidence.
Due to the physical nature of this course, post- natal learners should seek advice from their GP prior to attendance. All candidates must wear suitable clothing, e.g. tracksuit bottoms, trainers and t-shirt.
If any candidates are not able to meet the minimum physical requirements of the course they will be asked to discontinue by the trainer.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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