L2 Positive Handling in the Care Sector

At some point, care sector staff may be involved in physically handling, assisting or holding a service user.

React UK Training can provide the clarity, confidence and competence in dealing with thiis this aspect of the job role.

L2 Positive Handling in the Care Sector

Caring provides much joy for people who choose this rewarding vocation. None the less, staff do not enter this career pathway to be abused. At some point in their worklife, staff may be involved in dealing with a physically aggressive or violent person. The management have a duty under Section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) so far as is reasonably practicable to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all their employees. By choosing training from React UK, you will be supporting your staff team as well as meeting the requirements of the Law.


We are passionate in our approach to support organisations to nurture a clear Restraint Reduction Strategy

Our comprehensive training focuses on developing a clear understanding of the functions of behaviour, Positive Behaviour Support and understanding the biology behind the behaviour so that the need to use restrictive force is greatly reduced. 


Do you and your staff fully understand their rights and responsibilities when using Positive Handling/Physical Restraint?

Have you received de-escalation training based upon the latest scientific research?

How can the need for using reasonable force be minimised?
When is it acceptable to use force?  

Are legally compliant holds being used in your setting?
What are the essential policies and procedures needed in your setting? 

How can we reduce risks of positional asphyxiation?


React UK can help you answer all these questions and many more

By attending training for Positive Handling in the care sector, you will be able to:

  • Further build on your confidence when dealing with behaviours that challenge, fear, trauma, aggression and violence;
  • Reflect on your understanding of emotional regulation and the management of people's emotions & behaviour;
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the impact of communication;
  • Gain a better understanding of what science is telling us about the biology underneath presenting behaviours ~ How the brain and body react when people are socially defensive and the implications for de-escalation;
  • Understand the aggression curve and the promotion of safety cues in the environment;
  • Gain a basic understanding of current legislation and relating to issues that can arise when dealing with aggression or violence in the workplace, including the Criminal Law Act 1967, The Common Law and the Human Rights Act 1998. 
  • Examine the requirements of Health & Safety statute and associated regulations and understand how they apply to physical restraint in the Care Sector;
  • Understand the recommendations in HM Government Guidance, 'Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention';
  • Recognise the risks associated with physical restraint and how to minimise those risks;
  • Risk assess your own safety when dealing with a potentially aggressive or violent person;
  • Differentiate between holding, escorting and restraining;
  • Know, practise and evaluate legally compliant and medically assessed holds and techniques including how to relax a restraint and disengage safely;
  • Know and understand the requirements for recording any use of restrictive force and how the information can be used to inform Behaviour Plans/Risk Assessments;
  • Understand the need for repairing relationships following any use of restrictive force.



Why should you use React UK for your Positive Handling training?

  • You get a free initial consultation – you tell us what you need and we recommend the training to help you achieve it.
  • You have peace of mind – we’re a family based business who put customer care at the top of our priorities
  • You can afford us – we may be expert but we’re also realistic. We know you have a budget so we provide training that’s not only highly effective, but also very good value.

'Good restrictive intervention trainers have the potential to change practice, win hearts and minds and have an important role in supporting a system wide approach to the reduction of the use of unnecessary restrictive practices. They have a range of skills and are confident in their knowledge of all the training content, how it fits within the human rights framework, and best practice for the sector and population they are training in. They are able to assess competency, encourage potential, and appropriately challenge unhelpful attitudes.'

Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards 2019 Pg 85


Contact us today, with no obligation, to discuss your training needs.

Telephone: 01924 891080 or 07581562669

Email: reactuktraining@gmail.com

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