Care Training
Manual Handling of Children ( special needs - 1day)

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To train participants in manual handling of Children.


  • Examine principles of lifting and handling
  • Look at methods of safe manual handling of children with special needs
  • Examine legal requirements
  • Explore risk assessments
  • Practice and demonstrate safe lifting techniques of children with a range of equipment

Target Audience:

This course is for candidates who are involved in the lifting, handling and moving of children (including special needs) in their work roles.

Course Content:

  • Principles of lifting
  • Understanding special needs
  • Legal requirements
  • Safe lifting methods
  • Risk assessments
  • Protection from injury
  • Structure of the spine
  • Use of aids and equipment
  • Using Hoist and slide sheets
  • Moving people- safety considerations
  • Wheelchairs and toileting


The course covers basic lifting and handling of children, and includes the use of slide sheets, hoists and lifting belts. It also looks at supporting children with special needs in a mainstream setting.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on or complete our course interest form by clicking here.