Management of Challenging Behaviour/Positive Handling (Animate Handling) - Course Details

Course intro:

The course has been designed to give best practice and guidance around the management of children when they display outbursts in a positive way with least intervention.  The course looks at the legal implications and gives staff confidence to act appropriately. This course is ideally suited for staff such as teaching staff and SNA`s that are involved with children. The course references your local policies and procedures.


Course content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Legislation – Legal Implications (Part 2, Chapter 4, Regulation 58/59)
  • Acting out by children and aggression
  • Communication and Unmet need
  • Knowing the child
  • Scenarios of responding behaviours within schools
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Whole school approach to reducing incidences
  • Hazard identification
  • Routine and Non Routine events
  • Risk Assessment (T.I.L.E.O)
  • Anatomy (Positive Handling)
  • Practical skills (Animate practical skills)
  • Evaluations


Practical and Theory assessment


Who is the course intended for:

All staff who engage in the positive handing or assisting children