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2 Day Control and Restraint Training

The breakaway skills and Passive holding and restraint training course is designed to give delegates the tools to be able to deal with assaults & physical aggression, in a professional and respectful manner. Our training is ethical, safe, up to date and respectful to the client/service user. The methods we teach give staff the confidence to be able to deal with clients in a professional way; whilst having the tools to be able to deal with assaults should they happen. It is important to note that breakaway and control methods should only be used when all other means of communication have failed.

Ø Defence from a variety of wrist and body grabs, holds, punches and kicks


Ø Quick and safe escapes from strangles and chokes and hugs


Ø Self-risk assessment: evaluating situation and environment


Ø The use of passive holds and the law surrounding these holds


Ø Two, three and four person holding methods


Ø Seated & wall assist restraint methods


Ø The dangers of using restrictive holds


Ø The dangers & risks associated with positional asphyxia, and excited delirium. 


Ø The law: what we can and cannot do: The Criminal Law Act


Ø The use of reasonable force


This course also includes a de-escalation module to ensure that delegates are aware of their reposnsibility to try to use all means possible to avoid physical intervention.


De-escalation & Understanding anger and aggression

For people who work or live in environments where they may have to deal with challenging behaviours. The emphasis of the course is on how, once we understand the process and causes of anger, we are able to deal with it and diffuse it more easily. 

AIMS – to help participants:

Ø Acquire a good understanding of how hostile situations arise and develop

Ø Learn the techniques and skills to handle conflict and potential conflict more effectively

Ø Learn the process of anger and how to deal with it effectively


The Learning Components:

  • Imploders and exploders
  • Progressive anger versus rage


Ø Transactional Analysis and your usual position in conflict  situations


Ø Anger types and styles


Ø Creating empathy as a powerful tool to help calm situations


Ø Clearing anger _ a process to encourage healthy anger and assertiveness


Ø Primary needs and how they can help us to establish “what’s gone wrong”


Ø The things we should not do or say when other people are angry, emotional or upset


Ø The skills we need to learn to be able to de-escalate other people’s negative behaviours.



Sometimes restraint may have to be used if by doing so it prevents a greater degree of harm from occurring. These restraint methods are To be used absolutely as a last resort. All of our restraint methods are safe, ethical and have in mind the best interests of the person being restrained and the members of staff using it. The breakaway and restraint elements of our courses are delivered to fit in with the needs of your specific client groups.  We specialise in staff working with all  age ranges from Schools, care homes and Health services. Our Physical intervention instructors are trained to the highest recognized UK standards and hold current BTEC level 3 instructors certificates.


The restraint module includes a session on what we can and cannot do within the law and the human rights act.


All delegates are certificated on full completion of the course. The certificate lasts for one full year. Refreshers are once per year.


We provide continuous ongoing support and guidance via e-mail and telephone to all our clients at no extra cost.










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