For all staff and management working in Children's Homes.


This course is suitable for new staff as well as complimenting any previous training in Use of Force with children by further enhances knowledge on how to reduce the need for 

Physical Intervention and Restraint using the

PCT Risk Reduction and Assessment Tool

Restraint Children Homes

This course will consist of 1 days training and will cover all aspects of the law on use of force within children's homes. The course will include teaching staff how to risk assess potential restraint situations and assess restraint that has already happened to establish the legality of any action taken or not taken. 


This course will incorporate the following:


  • Children's Act 1989 - Section 1 (1)(a)

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child 1989 - Article 3

  • Health & Safety Act 1974 - Sections 2,3,7,8,33,37

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Common Law

  • Criminal Law Act 1967 - Section 3 (1)

  • Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015 - Regulation 20

  • Guide to Children's Homes Regulations 2015 including Quality Standards 2015

  • Quality Standard 7 - The Protection of Children Standard (Regulation 12)

  • PCT Risk Reduction and Assessment Tool combining all of the above legislation