Holding Skills for Essential Care and Treatment (CH-3) (2 Days)



To enable participants to safely hold an individual during essential care and/or treatment to those who lack capacity and resist necessary treatment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme participants will:

  • Describe reasoning for decisions made to restrict a persons movement that can be evidenced against legal & professional benchmarks for risk reduction
  • Explain risks associated with the use of restrictive holds or physical restraints
  • Demonstrate verbal & non-verbal de-escalation strategies
  • Demonstrate use of holding skills consistent with a set of physiological principles that may be used in varying clinical environments to restrict movement and minimise risks
  • Demonstrate how to disengage from various holds using a consistent set of physiological principles
  • Discuss the use of a Positive Behavioural Support plan (PBS).


Staff from Adult, Learning Disability and Children's settings who may need to assist to hold a patient who requires care and/or treatment


Theory, groupwork and practical skills

Please Note

If you have a medical condition which may affect your ability to engage in practical workshops, such as existing back injury then you should seek advice from your occupational health service and/or line manager before attending the course.  Inform trainers of any medical condition you may have at the beginning of the programme.


Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement, and footwear with a flat sole or low heel (as might be reasonably expected within the working environment) in order to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
WHSCT Tuesday 19 December + Wednesday 20 December 2017
(9.00 - 5.00)
CEC - Altnagelvin Moira Mallon
Stella McFadden
Fully Booked