Unit 53 Positive Behaviour


What is the use of restrictive intervention 1.2?
Restrictive intervention is the use of physical force to restrain a child, this is only used when necessary.

When is it used 1.3
It is used only when necessary as a last resort to protect the child from causing harm to themselves or others. It is only used in exceptional cases in a main stream setting, though it can be used quite frequently in a special setting.

Types of restrictive intervention 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
As stated above it is only used in exceptional cases. You must use the least amount of force required to restrain the child. Contact should only be to the robust areas of the body.
Social Intervention – This is when harmful or destructive behaviour can be contained or moderated with the use of language and body language, using facial expressions and words. This is usually used as a primary action.
Mechanical Intervention – This is the use of devices to prevent or contain a person’s movements, such as locked doors or stair gates.
Planned Intervention – Using your knowledge of the child and evidence from assessments and observations, planned intervention may have a member of staff with the child to support and moderate their behaviour.
Physical Intervention – This is when bodily contact is used with a clear justification and is in guidance of the settings policies and procedures. This should only be used when safeguards are in place for the staff and the child involved and when social and mechanical interventions are not sufficient.
Emergency Intervention – This is when actions are taken to diffuse and deflect unpredicted events.

Who needs to know when it is used 1.4?
As per your settings policies and procedures any incidents of restrictive intervention must be recorded. The settings supervisor /manager and the parent of the child must be informed. The incident must be recorded in the settings records. This report must be signed and witnessed by another member of...