Certificate in Restraint in Early Years

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Kim Martin Safeguarding and mental health trainer
Course 47min 8 modules

This course will look at managing difficult situations in your setting and offers practical tips on de-escalation. It will also explore ways of managing behaviour and what best practice looks like. It will also answer some common questions around positive intervention that will help to guide your setting’s policies and procedures, and support your partnership working with parents and carers.

CPD Certified

Occasionally, of course, all early years practitioners have to deal with an altercation between two or more children in their setting which may require – or have the potential to require – a physical intervention to prevent harm to a child. Likewise, it’s also possible that a practitioner may need to intercede physically if a child in their care who has special educational needs is in danger of inadvertently hurting themselves. Such interactions can be indicators of the nursery's care standards.

Delivered by experienced safeguarding consultant Kim Martin, this course aims to guide early years professionals in understanding and applying appropriate physical handling techniques, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for every child. It will address a variety of strategies to help you deal with behaviour concerns and build your confidence in staging a positive intervention. The course also examines positive handling solutions involving a minimal degree of restraint, which practitioners may need to employ as a last resort.

Please note: This training course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own school.