Our preferred training model, providing the highest level of safeguarding, is for all staff to receive training:
Option 1 : a 6 hour "Foundation" course (to reduce foreseeable low "mainstream" risk),
Option 2: a 12 hour "Basic" course (to reduce foreseeable medium "special service" risk) and where supported through evidenced health and safety needs, additional advanced modules (to reduce foreseeable elevated risk).
For large groups of staff in mainstream services, it is possible for a smaller cohort of 12 or 24 participants ( including representation from leadership and management) to be trained in "Option 1" above and then at least two individuals attending this Foundation training, able to progress on to the 5 day intermediate trainer course. This trainer certificate would then permit them to train and refresh their own staff. See course booking link for details about the Foundation and intermediate trainer course. Staff working with, or in, special needs settings, should complete the 2 day Basic course. These "special" settings should have access to their own "in house" trainers.
All techniques have undergone (2006,
2009 & 2012) a legal and medical risk assessment review,
carried out by independent, medical and legal experts.