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Person Centred Risk & Restrictive Practices for Lead Staff

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This course is for senior staff and staff with responsibility for leading good practice. It is now in two halves and this is the second half of the training -  please see special instructions below.

Working with risk and supporting service users with complex needs to live their chosen lifestyles can feel difficult. Getting the balance right in respecting individual rights whilst also fulfilling our duty of care is important. Following robust procedures can help us in getting the balance right for service users.

A restrictive practice is any practice which could be construed as potentially restricting a person’s rights of choice, self determination, privacy, freedom/freedom of movement. Under the Care Act restrictive practices may need agreement by a social worker, and at times necessitate Deprivation of Liberty applications.

This course will assist participants to demonstrate they have complied with all CQC and legal requirements, and that alternatives to restrictive practices have been appropriately considered. It will help people promote & evidence good risk assessment and restrictive practices procedures, to ensure that people are not unnecessarily restricted in our desire to manage risks. 


Start Date
Tuesday 15 November 2022
End Date
Thursday 17 November 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the principles underlying robust risk assessment and restrictive practices procedures

  • know how to apply risk management policies and evidence that restrictive practices procedures have been followed, and meet CQC and legal requirements

  • ensure meaningful information is provided to support people to make informed choice and fully participate in their care planning around these areas

  • know the importance of ensuring staff teams are able to recognise and respond to potential signs of unsafe or abusive practices around restrictions and risk, and are able to follow local policies and procedures

  • explain how the Mental Capacity Act 2015, DOLs(Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and the Care Act relate to risk assessment and restrictive practices

  • work with the requirement for social work authorisation guidance from Brighton & Hove City Council

Additional information

Reference will be made to the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty (more extensive, separate training is available on both), the Care Act and and Human Rights. Those attending should have an awareness of these Acts.

Please note that the teams link provided will be used for both training dates.

Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Care Homes / Home Care Providers / Learning Disability Services / Managers / Nursing Homes / Senior Staff
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Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Sara Fulford / Anna Manning
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5