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PMVA & Breakaway  De - Escalation Training

                         BILD Accredited PMVA Training

We deliver PMVA courses accredited through the BILD ( British Institute of Learning Difficulties) accreditation scheme using GSA techniques and in line with RRN (Restraint Reduction Network) and accepted throughout many NHS trusts. 

All our tutors are GSA grade A tutors.

If you would like to book a course please see the course diary and bookings tab

Theoretical Modules Include:

  • Health & Safety at work act.

  • Public health model

  • The law and the use of force

  • Mental Capacity Act

  • Risks in restraint

  • Recent influences on Physical intervention ( guide lines )


  • Human Rights Act

  • Conflict management ( de-escalation & communication)

Breakaway and restraint techniques taught include:

  • Various wrist grabs

  • Various clothing grabs

  • Slaps, punches, kicks

  • Hair pulls-various

  • Chair de-escalation

  • Strangle holds

  • Planned approach (restraining violent patient as part of a response team)

  • Role of the head person

  • Prone restraint

  • Supine Restraint

  • Turning the patient

  • Seclusion exits

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