Breakaway Training

Breakaway training is the method by which organisations can equip staff with the skills that they need to disengage from aggressive behaviour and move to a place of safety.

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Breakaway Training

Breakaway training is designed for individuals who come into contact with or are working with those that may display aggression, violence or challenging behaviour. The training will consist of theory and practical based sessions.  The theory sessions will be taught using a PowerPoint presentation, which will be delivered informally to encourage learning and sharing of experiences.

What is included in our training

All the components in Conflict Resolution and the following:

Identification of Behaviours
Signaling Non-Aggressive Movements through Stance and Position
Evading Aggressive Movements
Breaking Away from being held using Natural Reactionary Responses
Environmental Awareness:- Entry, Exit and Assistance
Reasonable Force

What to expect from our training

Course Aims

  • To promote knowledge and best practice in line with current legislation and national guidance.
  • To increase participants knowledge and understanding of Positive Behaviour.
  • To provide the participants with an overview of national learning objectives for promoting safer therapeutic services.
  • Support, prevention strategies and non-physical interventions.
  • To provide the participants with physical skills that may help to reduce the risk of injury when managing potentially aggressive or violent behaviour during the course of their normal working duties.
  • To develop self-awareness and de-escalation skills.
  • Make realistic risk assessments.
  • Team dynamics.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will have knowledge of:

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies when managing violence.
  • Aspects of verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the 5 Stages of the Typical Assault Cycle.
  • An awareness of diversity issues which can help promote safer and therapeutic services.
  • Individual and organisational responsibilities in relation to the legal framework, including the use of reasonable force.
  • An understanding of the risk assessment process in promoting safer services.
  • An understanding of the need for post – incident review/support procedures.
  • To empower participants in recognising and helping deal with difficult situations in the work place.
  • Identify and demonstrate a limited range of physical techniques specific to the environment in which the participants work.
  • An understanding of personal and organisational responsibilities for lone working.
  • Pass physical skills assessments, demonstrating key skills, leadership and health monitoring.
  • Personal safety.

Theoretical Core Component

This will introduce participants to

  • Anger and aggression
  • Diffusion techniques
  • Law
  • Communication skills
  • Report writing
  • Decision making during an incident.

Practical Core Component

Low-level Breakaways.

Simple and effective techniques

  • Clothing grabs
  • Strangles front and rear
  • Hair pulls
  • Punches
  • Kicks.

Questions and Answers

This course will contain an informal Q&A process to allow employees from the commissioning organisation to examine principles of both theory skills as applied in their work place.

In the interest of confidentiality there will be strict guidance and ground rules set out prior to the session. These will follow standard confidentiality processes as set out in national guidelines.


This course is aimed specifically for those who come into contact with or working with service users that have a history of aggression, violence or self-harm.

It will include techniques specific to managing challenging behaviour that must be risk assessed and written into organisational policy. It will prepare the participants with a limited number of techniques that are specific to their working environment.

The course is designed for those working directly with service users using low level physical interventions.

Email: [email protected] / Tel: 01792 324319

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