To promote the
least intrusive positive handling strategy and a continuum
of gradual and graded techniques, with an emphasis and preference
for the use of verbal, non-verbal de-escalation strategies
being used and exhausted before positive handling strategies
To enable services develop acceptable and authorised responses
to disruptive, disturbing, angry and aggressive behaviours
in a manner that maintains positive relationships and provides
safety for all, by training in Team-Teach.
To reduce the amount of serious incidents involving physical
controls in all settings and to emphasise the importance of
exhausting behaviour management strategies in the first instance.
To increase the awareness of staff concerning the importance
of recording and reporting, monitoring and evaluating, all
incidents involving positive handling.
To provide a process of repair and reflection for both staff
Core Course Objectives
Following successful completion of a Team-Teach Particitioners
Course participant will:
Be able to state the basic values, rationale and principles
of the Team-Teach Approach.
Have knowledge and understanding of relevant legal standards
and expectations related to use of force.
Have knowledge and understanding of thereporting, recording,
monitoring and evaluating requirements of incidents involving
physical controls and reasonable force.
Have knowledge and understanding of aggression and conflict,
being able to recognise typical signs and causes.
Have knowledge and understanding of the importance of using
de-escalation strategies where possible. Is aware of the concept
of the conflict spiral, levels of behaviour and the need for
an appropriate staff response in order to maximise the opportunity
to calm the incident through non- verbal and verbal strategies
Have knowledge and understanding of a whole setting holistic
approach to behaviour management, including the importance
of self awareness and self-control whilst managing challenging
Be able to conduct a follow up process with the service users
and is aware of the importance of a support and supervision,
repair and reflection process for both staff and individuals
involved following a serious incident involving positive handling
Optional: Is able to use positive and protective personal
safety skills in order to minimise risk to all involved.
Perform a range of positive handling strategies, gradual
and graded, involved in holding, guiding and escorting safety,
from least intrusive to more restrictive holds.
Use positive handling strategies that provide for a range
of appropriate de-escalation's options including; keeping
standing, from standing into chairs, from standing to the
floor, into a knees position where possible. Staff to perform
a physical technique specific to smaller children (Standing,
chairs and ground sitting options).
Awareness of the need to avoid taking down to the floor in
a supine or prone position, other than in the most exceptional
circumstances, for staff to know how to make safe in such
Responding to situations where standing fights between service
users may happen.
Update January 2010