Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties - Initial

Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has Physical/Movement difficulties who have not trained in Moving and Handling previously.

Initial course for those who have not trained in Moving and Handling previously (refresher recommended annually).

Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has Physical/Movement difficulties. (Not suitable for those working with children who have emotional or behavioural difficulties requiring physical interventions.)

Subjects covered:

Legal Requirements
Risk Assessment
Handling Plan
Intimate Care
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan
How to Keep Your Back Safe
Handling Aids
Practical Techniques
NOTE: If you require training using hoists please note this on your application

To allow free unrestricted movement please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat enclosed non slip shoes - trainers are ideal.

Please bring up to date examples of handling plans and risk assessments.

Please consider car share or public transport as parking can be limited.

**** EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS - If you work in an early years or childcare setting you can access funding (subject to eligibility) through the Devon County Council Early Years & Childcare Service for this training course. You are required to pay a small contribution through the DEL Digital Learning training website and then the Early Years & Childcare Service will fund the remainder of the cost. You must book on to the course and pay your contribution online at before the course, otherwise Babcock LDP will invoice you for the full cost of the course. Contact [email protected] for EY funding queries ****

Training Objectives

  • Know how to keep yourself safe when handling
  • Be able to use safe handling techniques confidently
  • Understand the process and importance of risk assessment
  • Be aware of legal requirements pertaining to moving and handling
  • Have knowledge of a range of handling aids and equipment