Moving & Handling Of Children (Refresher)

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Moving & Handling Of Children (Refresher):


This intermediate level half day course will refresh staff knowledge and practical skills in the safe handling of loads and children in a care or education setting.

Number of Delegates: 3-8

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of any changes under manual handling law
  • Be aware of any changes in the organisation’s policies relevant to manual handling of children
  • Have experience of using existing knowledge and skills in risk assessment and child handling to provide solutions to handling situations

Course Outline (Moving & Handling Of Children)

  • Manual handling/disability/human rights legislation
  • Organisation policies
  • Risk assessment of children handling
  • Unsafe handling techniques
  • Principles of safe handling of children
  • Practical moving & handling techniques
    • Moving children in bed
    • Use of slide sheets
    • Hoisting techniques
    • Management of the fallen child
    • Management of falling Children
    • Assisting children in a chair
    • Assisting children to stand/standing frames
    • Assisting children to walk/Wheeled stools
    • Seated transfers- bed, chair, wheelchair
    • Using small manual handling aids
    • Managing children with multiple disabilities including learning difficulties
    • Problem solving/ questions & answer
  • Course appraisal

*The practical aspect of the course will be tailored to the specific needs of each group. Therefore, certain techniques in the above list may be given more or less emphasis during a particular course.

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