Physical Intervention Accreditation

Fiction v Fact

Sadly, there is no regulatory body in England and Wales set up to oversee training providers in the field of Physical Intervention and Restraint.


PCT would welcome a regulatory body especially if professional

and competent training organisations are able to give input and help establish a code of practice suitable for our industry.

In 1998, BILD was commissioned by the government to help produce guidance on

restrictive interventions in care settings and as such the BILD organisation was

cited in guidance issued in 2002 and this guidance directed

commissioning organisations to a list of BILD accredited companies.

BILD have since been removed from government guidance who now instruct

commissioners of training to do their own due diligence as the government will not endorse nor promote the use of any one training provider.

Let's be very clear, current accreditation schemes are voluntary schemes and give no assurance that the training provided gives your organisation an additional level of protection against prosecution if something goes terribly wrong. Neither does it guarantee that what is being taught is suitable for your environment simply because a training

provider has been accredited by such a scheme.

BILD is now a self-funded, independently operated commercial enterprise. 

Accreditation is only recognised by BILD, who allow companies under their

scheme to use BILD Accreditation branding for marketing.

All accreditation schemes carry no more authority or weight to the argument that the training provided by an accredited company will be any better or more legally defensible than a provider who wishes not to undertake a voluntary accreditation process.

There are a number of training providers stating that they are nationally approved or nationally accredited. This implies that this is some sort of government accepted standard. Please be aware the government does not approve any training organisation nor does it provide a national accreditation or approved standard.


Guidance issued to OFSTED Inspectors state clearly that there is no government standard for models of restraint and/or physical intervention

(Section 18 Positive environment where children can flourish. March 2018)




This means not to rely solely on if a company has been accepted to a 

voluntary accreditation scheme. 


  • Over 2 decades of experience training in Physical Intervention and Restraint.

  • Paper audit trail providing comprehensive risk assessments and method statement, medical risk assessment, post training feedback.

  • Medically risk assessed techniques by a government preferred medical risk assessor on the use of force.

  • The only training provider to incorporate on a Physical Intervention and Restraints course a full days face to face training on the law surrounding use of force with children and adults. 

  • One of the most legally defensible courses available today.

  • A person centred approach to training.

  • A professional training company who's main focus is to help, support, encourage and educate staff to be the best they can be.

  • PCT believes in working in partnership and giving commissioning organisations support in addition to any training undertaken. 

  • Our aim is to become an integral part of your organisations training needs and help you develop growth as a business by ensuring your staff are trained to the highest standards.

  • Financially far more viable than our main competitors meaning huge savings on training and therefore increasing your business cashflow. 

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