This blog is written by Gerard O’Dea, Director of Training for Dynamis and European Adviser for Verbal Defense and Influence.   Key issues in Positive Handling are addressed, recent legal cases involving schools, parents or children are examined and the experiences of our team in delivering Positive Handling training around the country are shared.  For further information, please visit the Dynamis Training main site.

I felt this was relevant to Early years Practice with a clear focus on de escalation as core purpose with physical intervention being a last resort.  

Thanks to Gerard for making the training very bespoke to our school needs.  Extremely likely to recommend to colleagues in the sector.   

— Nursery School Manager, Birmingham, July 2018

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Gerard is extremely professional and knowledgeable, ensuring excellent health and safety at all times. The online training provided a thorough introduction siting many relevant legal documentation. This will be most helpful in guiding us with the update of specific policies.

Assistant Headteacher – Kent   – 2017

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Is it okay to lift and carry a child during positive handling interventions?

Question: Is it okay to lift and carry a child who is being restrained from one location to another? www.positivehandling.co.uk RISKS OF LIFTING AND CARRYING A CHILD DURING A PHYSICAL INTERVENTION There are many issues to be considered as the risks are very...

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I did wonder to myself how could this possibly be an all day course. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we needed to know. I found the whole day very good and was keen to learn the new skills shown throughout the day.

Deputy DSL – Surrey – 2018

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The trainer was very knowledgeable and professional. It was delivered at the right pitch for us all to take it seriously and practice the holds, but to also enjoy the course and feel comfortable with everything. I found the course very informative and I am sure it will prove useful within my role.

Teaching Assistant – Hounslow – 2017

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