Manual Handling for Children with Physical Disabilities (Half-Day Course)

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This course is designed for staff who are new to working with children and young people who have care / mobility needs or staff who are out of date with current best practice. It will focus on the particular issues that may arise in the paediatric setting, but the use of mechanical aids such as a hoist will not be covered. As an introductory session, ongoing monitoring and supervision in the workplace by management is an essential requirement under Health & Safety law.


Modification will be made to the content of the programme depending on the age group of the children and young people that the delegates work with and the equipment currently used.


Why should I attend?     

This course introduces the problems associated with caring for children and young people needing assistance with moving or who use a wheelchair and offers the opportunity to practice up to date techniques and explore strategies for the safer handling of children and young people. 


What will the course cover?

  By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Reviewed spinal anatomy and biomechanics to enable staff to understand the importance of back care in the workplace and in all aspects of daily life
  • Discussed appropriate legislation and, where relevant codes of practice, and their relevance to the assessment of children and young people needing assistance when moving or being moved
  • Explored the importance of balanced decision making with regards to equality for children and young people with care needs and / or disability and discussed the importance of promoting independence
  • Considered the dangers of unsafe methods to children, young people and staff
  • Explored various unexpected situations and considered solutions to problems such as falling, and dealing with a fallen person.
  • Discussed and participated in a range of current techniques and strategies for working with children and young people requiring assistance with mobility
  • Practiced using a range of small handling equipment designed to aid transferring children and young people in the paediatric setting in line with current accepted good practice


Who should attend?



ARP Lead

Senior Leader

Middle Leader

Head of Department

Deputy Head

Subject Lead/Coordinator


Teaching Assistant

Learning Support Assistant






BDSIP Members – £100 

Non BDSIP members – £120 

CPD Package No charge

Schools outside of LBBD – £120 


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.


Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Pauline Drew (Inclusion Adviser)  Tel: 07708426563


For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact

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