Physical & Restrictive Interventions Training



This training will providers learners, working in higher risk environments, with individual skills and knowledge to restrict and control the movement of an individual when necessary, to protect them from harm and stop them harming others.

 Aims & Objectives

The primary goal is to reduce the need for physical intervention – not only to ensure such intervention are safer.

 Type of Skills

First, learners must complete training in how to prevent and defuse conflict and deal with challenging behaviour, without the need to use force, plus our Assault Avoidance and Disengagement programme

Training will then include an appropriate level of restrictive skills based upon the risks and need together with an understanding of relevant law, ethics and medical risks

  • Most programmes involve low level restrictive standing and seated holds
  • Advanced training is provided for those who may have to respond to higher levels of violence for example, in an emergency
  • Additional specialist skills are taught for certain roles. These can include searching, incident response, crowd scenarios and use of equipment.

Choose Dita Consulting for a safer approach to physical intervention

Dita Consulting’s primary goal is to help its clients to reduce the use of force because physical intervention carries risks for everyone involved and can results in tragedy.

Our Training focuses on how to prevent situations arising and escalating but recognises there are times in some environments when staff have to act to prevent imminent harm to themselves or others. Where such scenarios are foreseeable, Dita Consulting will give you greater peace of mind through:

  • Helping you establish the level of physical intervention training required and support with policy and guidance
  • Targeting a reduction in use of force through building confidence in alternatives to physical intervention
  • Reducing risks to service users and staff when intervention is legitimate and necessary
  • Physical responses that are non-aggressive, professional, safer and highly effective

The decision to use physical intervention skills should not be taken lightly and should always be regarded as a ‘last resort’ when other options have failed or are likely to fail and where it is not possible or appropriate to withdraw from the situation. Physical intervention training must be carefully designed and delivered around the specific risks staff face, the roles they perform, the service users they work with and the intervention in which they work.

Dita Consulting physical intervention model has a unique combination of features that provide you with:

flexible framework that responds to your agenda…not our convenience

  • low arousal approach that does not antagonise those involved or bystanders
  • Highly effective skills that do not rely on pain to gain compliance
  • Accredited, nationally recognised training that meets your sector’s regulatory requirements
  • Individual and team methods that look professional and are proven operationally
  • problem solving approach that helps staff respond to local and individual needs
  • Comfort in knowing that the skills have been medically reviewed and risk assessed
  • Substantially less training injuries than traditional training models
  • On-going support from some of the most experienced expert witnesses on use of force

Dita Consulting can deliver training on site for your staff or train and equip your trainers to deliver our training programmes themselves.

We will help you minimised the need for physical intervention in your workplace and establish the level of training required by your staff in different roles.

See more at: intervention and management of challenging behaviour.

Duration: Full Day

 Cost:  £70 per Participant                 

Maximum Number: 10 Participants 

Certificate of Attendance

These courses can be delivered in the workplace or at a location of your choice.  


The cost of this training will be £400.00 excluding VAT, travel cost & accommodation

Length of training

One day (10.00am – 4.00pm)

Course group size

10 Participants Maximum

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