We know that children are often held as an act of care and as a last resort by untrained and often unsupported carers trying to do their best. Although not intentioned this creates dangerous situations. CALM feels strongly that we have a professional responsibility to provide much needed training in this area. The programme is designed to prepare parents and carers for exceptional situations where physical intervention and/or escape techniques may represent the last resort to prevent serious harm. The course will teach you to physically intervene proportionately, compassionately and in ways that maximise psychological and physical safety.
How to undertake CALM’S unique escape / physical intervention techniques proven to pose the lowest risk of injury
How to reduce risk within your environment when a crisis takes place
The importance of recording, monitoring and support
What the law and best practice standards expect
Why restrictive interventions must always be the last resort