Demystifying the World of Physical Intervention and Restraint Training
Have you ever wondered about the facts behind the training providers in England and Wales for physical intervention and restraint? Unfortunately, there's no governing body that regulates these training providers. But at PCT, we welcome the idea of a regulatory body, and we're ready to contribute and help establish a code of practise for our industry.
1998 was a significant year for the BILD organisation. They were commissioned by the government to produce guidance on restrictive interventions in care settings. This led to BILD being cited in the 2002 guidance, which directed commissioning organisations to a list of BILD-accredited companies. However, BILD has since been removed from government guidance, and commissioners are now instructed to
do their own due diligence.
It's important to note that current accreditation schemes are voluntary and do not guarantee additional protection against prosecution or that the training provided is suitable for your environment. BILD, for instance, is now a self-funded commercial enterprise, and its accreditation is only recognised by BILD. The authority of all accreditation schemes is questionable, as it doesn't guarantee that the training provided by an accredited company is better or more legally defensible.
Don't be misled by providers claiming to be "nationally approved" or "nationally accredited." The government doesn't approve any training organisation, nor does it provide a national accreditation or standard. In fact, the guidance issued to OFSTED inspectors clearly states that there's no government standard for models of restraint and physical intervention.
The responsibility of choosing suitable training lies with commissioning bodies, and they should not solely rely on a company's participation in a voluntary accreditation scheme.
Why PCT is the Right Choice
for Your Legal Education
With 3 decades of experience in physical intervention and restraint, PCT is a leader in the field. We provide a comprehensive paper trail, including a risk assessment, method statement, medical risk assessment, and post-training feedback. Our techniques are medically assessed by a government-preferred medical risk assessor, and our course includes a full day of face-to-face training on the laws surrounding the use of force.
At PCT, we take a person-centered approach to training and strive to help, support, encourage, and educate staff to be their best. Our aim is to become a valued partner in your training needs and help your business grow by providing top-notch training for your staff. Plus, our cost-effective training can save you money and improve your business's cash flow.
Ready for the best physical intervention and restraint training available? Choose PCT today!