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We believe that care should be person centered, and a positive behaviour support approach is the foundation of all our courses.
We understand that behaviour (whether challenging or not) is a form of communication and can often express an individual’s unmet need. As an absolute last resort however it may be necessary to use physical methods to prevent harm.
Our 1 day Positive Handling course has been fully risk assessed to comply with the latest legislation and guidance in this field. It includes medically reviewed techniques that are simple to learn and use.
As an absolute last resort we teach simple but effective methods of disengagement and “least restrictive” physical intervention within a competent legal framework.
All our courses can be tailored to your specific requirements, at no additional cost.
Here are the learning objectives:
Raising awareness and offering practical safety tips.
What to look for and what to do to help.
Recognising and dealing with conflict effectively.
Like all of our courses, our Positive Handling Course was developed in direct response to the needs of our clients. We are very proud of the amazing feedback we have received and I hope you will take a minute to check out "Our Clients" page to see what they have said about us.
Heidi: Social Care Trainer
Sarah and Sally: Social Care Trainer
An enjoyable course with 2 excellent trainers. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
The Positive Handling Course delivered by Oakwood Training was a fantastic course with a good flow to the 3 days. It was all interesting with a good mixture of theory and practical. The course exceeded my expectations and the trainer’s knowledge was excellent.
Check out "Our Clients" page to see what they have said about us.
We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.
Breakaway or Disengagement skills are physical techniques to get you away from any potentially hostile/aggressive encounter. It's not fancy martial arts and you don't need to be a ninja (although, please tell us if you are!)
The techniques are designed to be easy to use and recall should you ever need them. They have also been thoroughly medically reviewed and risk assessed so you can be sure we have your safety as a priority.
Running miles a week and hitting the gym every day is not a requirement of this course! If you currently struggling with an illness or carrying an injury that you're worried about, get in touch and let us know. We will make sure you are looked after.
Well, that depends on the content decided by the people who commissioned the course, which will be based on a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk you may encounter in your work.
As a guide however, we spend on average 30-40 minutes on our physical techniques. The focus of the course is on preventing the need for any physical response, by recognising the early signs and doing something about it before it gets to that point.
A stitch in time...
No. Nothing is mandatory (unless your employer says otherwise). We do, on occasion, have people who do not take part in the physical for a wide variety of reasons. They are still able to learn through observation and we are sure you will take something away from this small part of the course.
We only ask you to complete a medical questionnaire on the day if the course involves physical skills (eg..breakaway).
This lets us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries. We retain this information in the strictest of confidence and do not share it.
Absolutely. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach. We involve you in course design from the outset, and even include policy and guidance specific to your department. We want your event to do what you need it to do. And best of all...it doesn't cost you any more.
Of course. We would obviously advise you not to take an active role in the physical elements. After all there are two (maybe more) of you to consider!
Comfortable clothing which allows free movement is a must. Long bottoms and closed flat shoes are great. No need for a trip to sports shop though.