This instructor programme teaches individuals to competently apply as well as teach a range of physical interventions and restrictive physical interventions. It explores the role of restrictive physical interventions as a last resort and as a part of overarching strategic responses to behaviour that challenges at an individual and an organisational level.
The Physical Intervention Instructor Programme,
Participants’ competency to serve as a CALM Physical Intervention Course Instructor is assessed by an independent verifier at the end of the course. There is also an assignment to complete following the programme along with the development of an in-house teaching plan – all of which is assessed.
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.
At CALM, we believe that the safest intervention is the one you never have to apply.
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 embed human rights at the heart of teaching restrictive physical interventions
How to assess the use of appropriate physical intervention procedures for a service user in a specified context
How to assess learner technical competence in CALM physical intervention skills
What to do to in order create a physically and psychologically safe learning environment
The implications of relevant legislation and guidance for the use of restrictive physical interventions
How to manage groups in a training situation
How to apply the principles of restraint reduction to your practice setting