Restraint Reduction

Use a system to prevent and reduce the need for restraint.

"Behaviour reflects needs and all behaviour has meaning."

"Often the behaviour is unacceptable to staff; but the need is not so unreasonable!"

Book a free Training Needs call now,

to begin systematically reducing restraint in your service.

Our clients

Hospitals and Healthcare

Public-Facing Organisations

Local Government  & Citizen Services

Primary and Secondary Schools

Prevent & Reduce Incidents Of Restraint 

  • The aim of this course is to provide staff and organisations with a strategy and system which will help prevent and reduce the need for restraint, seclusion and/or exclusion.
  • To also understand where and how these strategies and systems evidence and demonstrate compliance of the relevant sector’s legal frameworks and standards such as within:
    • Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019 First Edition
    • Ofsted The education and inspection framework May 2019
    • Ofsted School inspection handbook May 2019
    • Ofsted Positive environments where children can flourish – A guide for inspectors about physical intervention and restrictions of liberty March 2018
    • DFE Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the quality standards April 2015

* Ofsted published a new Education Inspection Framework last year (2019) that sets out how Ofsted inspects schools (including academies, non-associated independent schools, further education and early years settings) and how all schools now need to ensure that they comply with this new Ofsted framework.
This course will help your organisation meet those requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Reducing the Need for Restraint

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Be able to better understand and manage challenging behaviour:
  • Staff will learn about their psychological responses to challenging behaviour, the needs and wants of the service user, the reasons why behaviour can escalate and how to plan for and manage it, thus empowering staff to have high expectations for service user’s behaviour and conduct.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector’s legal guidance and frameworks and know how the training tracks across the relevant standards.
  • Be able to use behaviour management systems and processes such as ABC charting and Individual Behaviour Plans that they can use to evidence how the organisation is reducing incidents, improve staff wellbeing and morale:

  • Individual Behaviour plans – to help to re-regulate service users behaviour.
  • ABC Charting – to share good practise, identify triggers and patterns of
    behaviour, provide consistency and support each other.
  • Behaviour For Learning Targets (schools only) – Differentiation in lessons which
    will identify behavioural needs of each individual student and a system which will evidence their progress towards achieving the high expectations of behaviour and conduct set by the school.

Grab a coffee and speak to our training advisor.

With over 15 years of experience working with clients, we are confident that we can gain an understanding of your issues, resources, timeframes and budget quickly and soon propose a training plan which fits your needs.

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Our Partners and Accreditation

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Member of The Institute of

Conflict Management

Dynamis is a Quality Award Centre with the ICM, a recognised accrediting body in the U.K. for workplace training in the prevention and management of workplace violence.

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European partner for Vistelar

Dynamis is the premier European Partner for Vistelar, a global consulting organisation covering training across the entire spectrum of human conflict.

Our Process


Book your free training needs assessment.

Every organisation is unique and so you need a unique training course. Our free training needs assessment is a 20-minute process where we identify the risks your staff face and the training solutions you need.


We formulate a Bespoke Training Course.

Having understood the needs of your organisation we will create a bespoke training course tailored to your conflict flashpoints, issues and incident profile.


Your Staff experience relevant and beneficial training.

We will conduct your bespoke training course using the most modern and up-to-date training techniques which ensure authentic learning.


Meaningful Change for Staff and those you Care for

You will see the changes in restrictive practice, the way challenging behaviour is understood, managed, planned for and engaged with.

The power of evidence-based training

High Staff Engagement

Because of the immediate relevance your staff see in our course design and delivery, they are engaged, motivated and energised during and after the training.

Better Transfer to the Workplace

Because sessions are all driven by your own scenarios, issues and challenges with the people you meet in your work, it has immediate relevance and transfers directly to your day-to-day workplace.

 "Time Well Spent"

Your teams get many, many opportunities to learn and practice their new skills during 'countless reps' of the target skills, actively learning in every session. There are no boring powerpoints!

Measurable Change Happens

With highly targeted new skills, your teams can make measurable changes to their interactions and truly realise your organisation's safety ethos, focussing on dignity and respect, safety and wellbeing.

Gerard O'Dea  //  Director of Training at Dynamis

Hi and thanks for visiting our webpage today.

In over 15 years of working with frontline staff who face difficult, distressed and dangerous behaviour, I have seen time and again how prepared staff can perform well and respond to challenging circumstances.

From teachers to nurses, teaching and care assistants to security officers in our hospitals and social workers in the community, if you deal with people every day, managing conflict becomes a necessity.

I became involved in this work because I saw the power of training and preparation in helping people to stay safe at work and to be more successful in working with their colleagues to create better outcomes.

I and my team of professional trainers now teach in over 200 training engagements every year around the UK and internationally for a wide variety of public-facing organisations just like yours.

We have sought out the best conflict management training content and the best learning methods  in the world and bring them together for you and your team.

Gerard O'Dea

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When: 3-6 hours based on your identified needs and scheduled for your convenience

Who:  Groups of up to 12  staff are led by each Dynamis trainer (larger groups by request).  

Our small but highly focussed team of trainers are highly experienced and professionally qualified verbal and physical intervention specialists, committed to restraint reduction.  They hold Level 3 Qualifications in physical intervention, conflict management and breakaway/self-protection and regularly attend CPD events which ensures the quality of their delivery.   Dynamis is an ICM Accredited Quality Award centre, assuring clients of our robust processes for the design, development, delivery and support of our training programmes.

Where:  Training is held at your venue

How:  Our trainers deliver this course using a mix of lecture/presentation, Q&A, physical practice and scenario rehearsal.

Why:  Matched to your needs      Led by Professional Trainers      Legally Audited      Fully Risk-Assessed      Values Dignity and Respect     Safeguards Client rights      Offers Staff Practical Options      Compliant with Government Regulations      Value for Your Investment


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied by the training we deliver for your team, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.

Gerard O'Dea

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November 6, 2020

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