1 Day Physical Intervention in Schools and Education

1 Day course for all teachers and education staff in schools, academies or elsewhere.

The Main Aims of the Course:

Learn how to:
- defuse and de-escalate incidents.
- physically intervene with pupils, using legally audited, safe techniques.
- avoid accusations of misconduct.

The aim of this course is to instruct attendees in the underpinning legal knowledge, conflict management skills, and intervention techniques necessary to enable them to be able to safely manage aggression and phsical intervention in schools.


Our highly effective restraint techniques have been risk assessed, legally audited by a barrister-at-law and comply with current legislation. All courses and techniques are constantly evaluated to ensure that they are up to date and in line with current best practice.

Course Duration

1 Day


Get Safe Award / (Restrain and Intervention in Education).

Course Objectives

To achieve a successful pass in this course learners will be expected to:

  • Understand the requirements of the various pieces of legislation with regard to the Physical Restraint of Children and Young People including: The Children Act 1989 and associated Government guidance documents, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Education Act 1997, The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, The Education and Inspections Act 2006;
  • Understand Reasonable Force in relation to physical restraint by reference to Common & Criminal Law.
  • Examine the requirements of Health and Safety statute and associated Regulations and show how they apply to physical restraint.
  • Evaluate the risk of positional asphyxia and other risks associated with physical restraint and explore how to minimise those risks.
  • Differentiate between holding, escorting and restraining and non-harmful seated restraint techniques and how to apply them.
  • Demonstrate and explain how to gradually de-escalate and relax restraint to allow the subject being restrained to regain self-control.
  • Explore when it may be possibly necessary to use a more restrictive technique consistent with the principles of Reasonable Force, Health and Safety statute and the Human Rights Act.


This course is ideal for anyone who may find themselves working alone as part of their work duties.

Pre-egistration requirements

Candidates who register for the 1 Day Physical Intervention in Schools and Education course must have:

  • The physical capability to be able to undertake physical skills training, and...
  • The personal ability to undertake classroom training and sit written exam papers.


All delegates are issued with Get Safe Award Certificates after successful completion of the course. Optional BTEC qualification is available if required.





"Nearly half of new teachers do not feel equipped to deal with violence in the classroom."


"More than 1,700 staff in UK schools accused of misbehaviour by parents or pupils last year."


"I learned more on the 1 Day Get Safe course than I have from anyone else in the last 12 years"

"...invaluable information, great instructors- thanks!"

Course Price: Two expert instructors
for up to 16 delegates only

Discounts may be available. Call 07743 417 180
and get free advice about your requirements.

A surcharge applies for larger groups which require a third instructor.
Travel expenses may apply in some regions.

Restraint training for teachers and carers