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Preventing and Managing Disruptive, Challenging and Hazardous Behaviour Training

In response to requests from Headteachers for accessible Restrictive Physical Intervention training, the Swaledale Alliance has joined forces with Securicare International Ltd to provide an entry level training programme for Alliance schools.

Course overview

The course focuses on restraint reduction, primary and preventative strategies for the management of disruptive and challenging behaviours. It also covers positive responses to physically challenging or hazardous behaviours.

Intended Audience

Those who teach, support and care for young people who may present behaviours that are disruptive, challenging or hazardous.

Physical Ability

It is important to note that whilst the training environment, training practices and physical techniques are all risk assessed and governed by strict safety measures there is a requirement to ensure delegates are physically fit to participate.
The physicality involved is minimal but will include:

  • A level of activity that may raise the resting heart rate
  • The practice of skills that involve the movement of the upper and lower limbs e.g. raising arms and stepping back simultaneously
  • The practice of skills that involve moving from standing to seated and back to standing again. In some instances, courses may include techniques that involve moving up and down from the floor. (This will be confirmed in advance of the training delivery)
  • The practice of skills that involve working with a training partner/s 
  • PLEASE NOTE whilst there may be scenarios or role plays, these are not ‘pressure tests’ and are entirely voluntary. No one will be expected to participate in any activities they are uncomfortable with.

Course Programme

The programme is made up of two parts, initial online learning and one day on-site training.  The online learning must be completed prior to attend the on-site training.

Online Learning Course Objectives

  • Understand the current Legislation and Guidance
  • Understand the impact and contribution that attitudes and attributions can have on responses to behaviour
  • Describe challenging and hazardous behaviour and the root causes and functions of these behaviours
  • Describe Person Centred Approaches
  • Understand what is meant by Trauma Informed Care
  • Describe Primary and Secondary Strategies for behaviour management
  • Describe Tertiary Strategies for responding to behaviours that challenge
  • Identify key aspects relating to the law and the use of force
  • Describe the post incident support process and reflective practices

1 - 2 hours should be allowed for the online learning element of this training.  This must be completed a minimum of 48 hours prior to the training day.

 On-site Training Day

  • Understand the different methods and types of disengagement techniques
  • Preventative strategies and risk factors associated with disengagement techniques
  • Demonstrate effective methods of disengaging from physically challenging behaviour
  • Identify and consider the definition of physical intervention techniques.
  • Understand the different methods and types of physical intervention techniques.
  • Preventative strategies and risk factors associated with physical intervention techniques.
  • Demonstrate effective methods of making physical interventions.
  • Respond to physical behaviour in a way that promotes safety and well-being whilst employing physical intervention techniques.


Disengagement and physical interventions skills are assessed via a physical assessment and verbal Q&A.

 Units within Assessment




Legislation, Regulations and Guidance


Attitudes and Attributions


Primary and Preventative Strategies


Understanding Individual Characteristics


Positive Behavioural Support


Secondary Early Intervention Strategies


Secondary Strategies Including De-escalation


Tertiary Strategies Including Physical Interventions


The Law and the Use of Force


Disengagement Skills and Physical interventions


Date & Venue

Tuesday 1st November 2022

Tuesday 28th March 2023

Tuesday 13th June 2023 

The course will run from 9.15am - 4.30pm

The event will be held at the Swaledale Alliance Training room, Brompton-on-Swale Primary School, DL10 7JW.  Light refreshments will be available, please bring your own lunch with you.


The programme cost will include online learning, training day and certificate.  A cancellation charge will be made if a delegate cancels less than 14 days before the training date or fails to attend.  

Swaledale Alliance schools - £65 per delegate to include online learning, full training, certificate and access to supporting resources.

To Book A Place

Please email with the details of your delegate and a Purchas Order number (if applicable).