Breakaway Techniques in Social Care
Duration 1 day
This course has been designed to equip the carer to be able to deal with challenging behaviour with safety and dignity.
The content of this course will look at safe and effective breakaways from violent situations. You could well be aware of and skilful in recognising dangerous situations and know how to implement controlling and calming techniques, but you could still find yourself face to face with violent or potentially violent behaviour. The last thing you want is to get hurt yourself or to hurt the customer who is being aggressive.
- A customer grabs hold of you from the front with one or two hands to strangle you
- A customer grabs you by the shoulder or on the leg
- While shaking your hand, a customer becomes threatening and will not let go squeezing and tightening their grip
- A customer grabs you by the wrists, shoulders or elbows
- A customer has a tight hold on your hair and is pulling you down or backwards
Methods of Delivery
The trainer employs physical demonstrations and group participation through the session, and delegates are provided with course notes at the end of the session for reference purposes.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To employ principles of self-defence, including posture and balance to breakaway from violent situations
- To understand how gender, race and status might affect an individual's experience of violence
- To respond to violent situations in an appropriate way
- To understand which factors might support or undermine the ability to deal with a violent of aggressive situation
All staff who may need to breakaway or move away from a potentially dangerous situation and gain control.
Delegates should complete and sign the 'Safe to Practice' questionnaire, and on the day should wear appropriate dress and footwear, and be prepared to remove jewellery.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Violence & Aggression