Breakaway Techniques Training

GHPL is working along side with: CP Training Solution

  • The one-day Breakaway Techniques training combined with theory and practical sessions. Delegates will practice carrying out breakaway moves safely; these includes non-restrictive physical skills and personal safety strategies. This course is accredited by GSA (General Services Association) standards and has been to British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). Accreditation to BILD is working in conjunction with CP Training Solution.

Aims and Objectives

At the end of the sessions, candidates will be able to:

  • To reflect on and recognise warning signs and symptoms and different stages of conflict escalation
  • Describe local/national developments in preventing and managing violence and aggression
  • To be aware of and manage your own verbal and non-verbal skills in order to calm confrontations and also summon for help appropriately
  • To understand how you respond to anger and aggression, signalling non-aggression through body language
  • Demonstrate skills you can use to calm a situation
  • Have an awareness of the benefits and limitations of disengagement skills
  • Knowledge of Breakaway skills to be gained through Paired practice
  • Explain the rational for debrief and post incident review

Course Details:

  • National Guidelines
  • Positive and Proactive Care (2014)
  • The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019
  • Use of Force Act 2018 (Seni’s Law)
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Defining Terminology- Anger, Aggression and Violence
  • Potential Causes of Violence
  • Signs of Imminent Violence
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Behaviour Models
  • Trauma- Impact, Informed Care
  • Mehrabian’s 7-38-55 Communication model
  • Causes of De- Escalation
  • The Assault Cycle
  • The Public Health Model
  • Talk Down Tips
  • Force, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • Three Legal Principles- Proportionate, Reasonable and Necessary
  • Consequences of UNREASONABLE force
  • Nice Guidelines 2015
  • Safety Training Points and Ground Rules
  • GSA Pre Activity Warm Up- Pulse Raiser, Mobility Exercises and Stretching Routine Practical
  • Essential elements of Breakaway The 3 S’s- Skills, Speed and Surprise
  • GSA Teaching Model Breakaway- Real Time, Biomechanical (Slow), Teaching and Safety (Practical)
  • Breakaway Techniques Practical
  • NEAR Principles
  • Post-Incident Reviews- Debriefing , Reflection, Recordkeeping and Documentation

Target Audience: Nurses, Doctors, HCAs, Support Workers any other Allied Professionals
Fee: £120 per person
Number of hours: 8
Accreditation: GSA, CPD
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.


Breakaway Techniques Training

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