Unfortunately, sometimes we are faced with a situation where not intervening means the person we are supporting could significantly harm themselves or someone else. In these instances – when we truly believe we can achieve a better, safer outcome by using restraint – it is crucial that we are trained in the safest possible methods of intervention.
The CALM Physical Intervention Course will prepare you to safely and humanely react to crisis situations where restrictive physical intervention is the last resort to prevent serious harm.
Practitioners will learn to use a range of non-restrictive and restrictive physical interventions proportionately, compassionately, and in ways that maximise psychological and physical safety.
Practitioners’ competence is assessed at the end of this course either by an independent verifier or by the course Instructor. All successful candidates receive a certificate of competency in the relevant skills.
This course can be certificated by BILD ACT as being compliant with the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Standards (2020).
Certification is for 12 months from the date of assessment.
Please note, CALM only teaches physical skills in specific contexts and situations subject to training needs analysis. Risk assessments and behavioural audits must be engaged in to ascertain not only whether there is a legitimate need for physical skills training but also importantly WHICH techniques should be taught. To assist with skill acquisition, retention and ultimately safety, techniques must be limited and must be chosen to meet current operational risks only. Only staff exposed to risks directly, and/or those with the responsibility to intervene, should receive training in physical skills, as should their managers. ALL staff MUST have undertaken the CALM Core Theory course PRIOR to undertaking CALM Physical skills training.
We believe: there is always a reason for the distress which presents as challenging behaviour; that skilled support and planning is the key to humanely working with such distress; and that restrictive physical interventions should only ever be used as a last resort.
CALM’s approach is always to reduce the use of restrictive techniques, placing emphasis on primary prevention and strategic approaches to restraint reduction.
How to undertake CALM’S unique non-restrictive/restrictive physical intervention techniques proven to pose the lowest risk of injury
How to undertake a dynamic incident risk assessment
What the relevant legislative guidance and policy frameworks mean for your practice, decision making and accountability
Why restrictive interventions must always be the last resort
The principles of restraint safety and their implications
How to apply the principles of restrain reduction to your practice setting