Early Years and Schools
Positive Handling for Foster carers (2 days)

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To develop Conflict Management and physical intervention skills in Foster care settings.


  • Develop Conflict management skills
  • Understand the psychology of aggression
  • Examine safeguarding procedures
  • Explore a range of age appropriate Physical Interventions
  • Develop best practise for supporting Foster Services

Target Audience:


Course Content:

  • Understanding aggression
  • Legislation and Legal Duties
  • Behaviour Management
  • Safeguarding
  • Recording and reporting
  • Carrying out Safety Risk assessments
  • Use participants experiences to develop appropriate strategies
  • Examine a range of age appropriate Physical Interventions
  • Developing wider support strategies


The positive handling course covers the difficult subject of behaviour management techniques. These techniques include psychological and physical interventions that are non pain based, and can be safely applied to children and young adults.

This programme has been successfully run for various local authorities in children’s and foster care settings. It includes the role of risk assessments and emphasises that physical interventions are at the end of the intervention spectrum. The programme is ran over 2 Days 10am – 2.30 pm to accommodate child arrangements.

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 info@apex-ct.co.uk or complete our course interest form by clicking here.