Positive Handling in Social Care

This course is specifically designed for professionals working with vulnerable adults or children who may display behaviour that challenges, aggression or violence

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.

So what's in the course...

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:

  • Know what is meant by the term "Challenging Behaviour"
  • Understand how setting and conditions can impact on a person's behaviour
  • How an understanding of Verbal and Non verbal communication can keep us safer
  • Diffusion and De-escalation techniques
  • The law and guidance around using force (setting specific)
  • ​Understanding the Crisis Cycle
  • Simple but effective Breakaway/ Disengagement techniques
  • Understand the risks of restraint (incl positional asphyxia) 
  • Understand the difference between "escorting", "holding and "restraining" 
  • How to apply and de-escalate simple and effective non/least-restrictive Positive Handling techniques

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What our clients say about this course..

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

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Krsytyna Munday Melton Care Services

Trainer - Melton Care Services

An enjoyable course with 2 excellent trainers. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

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Sarah Wigley Adult Social Care Trainer- Leicestershire County Council

Adult Social Care Trainer- Leicestershire County Council

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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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.

What others have asked...

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Do I have to be super fit?

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Do I have to take part in the Physical Skills?

Why do I have to complete a medical questionnaire?

Can I change the course content?

I'm pregnant, can I still take part?

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