Disengagement/Breakaway Skills

Ashfield Services
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

What's covered on the day?

This session will explore the law regarding physical intervention, the concept of reasonable force and duty of care. The course teaches staff practical disengagement and defence techniques for varying risk levels. The physical intervention techniques taught on the course have been independently medically risk assessed by the Institute of Conflict Management and incorporates techniques that are taught within the guide lines of; NHS Protects, BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) & Department of Health.


Delegates will be assessed continuously throughout the session by the Tutor and will receive a Certificate of Attendance following the course, valid for 1 year.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ‘reasonable force’
  • Recognise the benefits of non-physical techniques
  • Understand the law relating to Self Defence and Physical Intervention
  • Perform a dynamic risk assessment
  • Identify the importance of recording and debriefing
  • Demonstrate effective disengagement techniques (including- wrist, hair, throat and clothing grabs )
  • Demonstrate effective defence techniques (including punches and kicks)
  • Perform third party interventions to assist someone else

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