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Holding Skills

Course overview

The course is designed to offer participants both pro-active and reactive strategies when supporting people with behaviour of concern that challenge services. The course is based on the new Restraint Reduction Training standards and teaches participants to focuses on the six key restraint reduction strategies, with the emphasis on the physical intervention skills to be used as a last resort (Positive and Proactive care DOH 2014).


Target Group

The course is designed for Teachers, Foster Carers, Personal Assistants, Staff working in Care Homes and people who support individuals exhibiting aggressive and behaviours of concern that are challenging.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy which underpins violence and aggression
  • Identify behaviour that indicates an escalation towards aggressive and violent behaviour and take appropriate measures to avoid and/or de-escalate crisis situations
  • Assess the level of risk associated with crisis behaviour and make appropriate decisions related to management of such risks
  • Understand how the use of a Positive Behavioural Support plan (PBS) can help in the reduction of behaviours that are challenging
  • Demonstrate strategies in supporting individuals with behaviours that are challenging
  • Demonstrate the use of suitable and acceptable holding skills to support individuals when delivering personal support
  • Use a person-centred approach with individuals when managing crisis situations to achieve positive outcomes
  • Understand how to apply the principles of person-centred holding skills as a last resort to support individuals in a non-restrictive manner
  • Demonstrate the use of suitable and acceptable holding skills in the management of the person in the seated or standing position
  • Transfer the de-escalation skills learnt from the training course into the relevant environment
  • Identify and understand the impact of crisis events and describe post crises responses which can be used for support and learning

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