Safe Holding Training to deal with Distressed Behaviour with Older People in Care

Gerard O’Dea our Director of Training was recently asked to provide an opinion on how care homes in Scotland can deal with the issues of distressed, difficult or dangerous behaviours when caring for older people in their services.  In this long-format video he covers numerous inter-woven safe holding training issues and relates them to existing guidance and statute which should guide practice and management in this area.


Gerard O’Dea is a conflict management, personal safety and physical interventions training consultant.  He is the training director for Dynamis, a specialist provider of personal safety and violence management programmes and the European Adviser for ‘Verbal Defense and Influence’, a global programme which addresses the spectrum of human conflict.  Gerard travels across the UK to deliver safe holding training to care homes for older people.  His goal is to enable care providers to create safe and secure environments which are not compatible with violence.

Watch a video about our Safe Caring here or a video about Safe Holding here.