Paediatric Manual Handling for Children with Physical Disabilities, with HOISTS

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Moving and handling pupils is often an unavoidable part of working in special education and there is a need to ensure that both children and staff are fully trained. That the risks of injury from moving and handling pupils with medical needs can be greatest regarding pupils with special educational needs, so it is important that relevant staff have up-to-date training every year.


It will be led by a trainer from Herts Handling Training Ltd.

This is a full day course.


Why should I attend?

  • To learn about the problems associated with caring for children and young people needing assistance with moving or who use a wheelchair
  • To practice up to date techniques and explore strategies for the safer handling of children and young people.


What will it cover?

  • Reviewing spinal anatomy and biomechanics to enable staff to understand the importance of back care in the workplace and in all aspects of daily life
  • Considering the risks of low level/floor working and potential solutions
  • Discussing legislation and codes of practice relevant to the assessment of children and young people needing assistance when moving or being moved
  • Exploring the importance of balanced decision-making with regards to equality for children and young people with care needs and/or disability and discussing the importance of promoting independence
  • Considering the dangers of unsafe methods to children, young people and staff
  • Discussing and participating in a range of current techniques and strategies for working with children and young people requiring assistance with mobility
  • Practising using a range of large and small handling equipment designed to aid transferring children and young people in the paediatric setting in line with current accepted good practice
  • Exploring various unexpected situations and considered solutions to problems such as falling and dealing with a fallen person.


Who should go?

  • Any member of staff who is new to working with children and young people who have care / mobility needs
  • Any member of staff who is out of date with current best practice 



This is a full day course.

Upon registration our booking system will correctly display the cost of this course based on your school package status.

  • CPD Package subscribers: There will be no charge for this course for schools who have purchased the CPD Package.
  • Pay as you go BDSIP members: For schools that have not bought the CPD Package, there will be a charge of £200 per delegate for BDSIP members.
  • Pay as you go non-members: There will be a charge of £250 per delegate for schools which do not currently have BDSIP membership. 



Aspire, Warren Junior School, Gordon Rd, Dagenham, Romford RM6 6DA


Additional information

Lunch will not be provided.

If you can’t attend, or if a colleague will be attending in your place, please inform us as soon as you can before the event.

Cancellations less than five working days before the course may still be charged.


Who to contact

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact the course leader, Pauline Drew, at:

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact:


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