CPI Safety InterventionFoundation Training

CPI Safety Intervention Foundation training is for those who need to prevent and/or intervene in crisis situations. The programme focuses on prevention and teaches staff de-escalation skills as well as non-restrictive and restrictive interventions.

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Training Outline

Key Features of the Training

CPI Safety Intervention™ Foundation training incorporates trauma-informed and person-centred approaches. It is recommended for professionals who work in environments that require restrictive or physical intervention techniques. Participants will engage with seven modules and practical skills, including safety intervention & disengagement skills.

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Recognise & Respond to Crisis Behaviour

The programme includes all of the elements included in the CPI Verbal Intervention programme. Starting with these previous skills you learn simple behaviour assessment and decision-making skills to ensure escalation is avoided.

When faced with a behavioural crisis that places staff or others at risk of injury, you learn how to focus on the least-restrictive physical intervention to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of those you support.

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Safe Physical Intervention

We are the only training provider that includes physical interventions that have been independently risk assessed, following published research which demonstrates that they maximise safety and minimise harm and follows international standards of best practice. 

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Evidence-Based & Internationally Accredited

Our evidence-based approach has been successfully used for over 40 years and is nationally and internationally accredited by IACET, RRN Training Standards, RQF and CPD. 

CPI Safety Intervention training emphasises physical intervention as a last resort and only when appropriate to the level of risk. 

Benefits of CPI Safety Intervention Foundation

Improve Safety & Reduce Risk
Safety Intervention training is fully compliant with current statutory and legal requirements, ensuring a safer workplace for your staff.
Employee Performance and Better Outcomes
Preventing workplace crisis reduces staff burnout and increases feelings of safety and job satisfaction. By reducing conflict situations, it increases staff confidence and improves outcomes for the people you support.
Ensure the Well-Being of Those in Your Care
Our training has been used by over 15 million people to successfully manage challenging behaviour and to prevent or minimise the likelihood of a crisis.

Business impact

Our Training Supports your Organisation.

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of Customers Improved Skills and Confidence


of Organisations Have Seen a Reduction in Crisis Behaviour


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How it Works

We guide you on selecting the most suitable programmes for your needs, train your staff and equip them with the necessary tools to effectively teach your organisation.

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We train you

We train your selected staff member to the deliver the programme across your organisation in order to strengthen and develop the existing knowledge and skills of your teams. After training, we support your trainer with classroom materials and ongoing consultation.

You train your staff

We enable you to combine our evidence-based practices with your organisation’s policies and procedures to ensure that training is consistent across your organisation. We then support your trainer to help deliver training effectively, ensuring your return on investment.

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Our training helps staff prepare for and reduce conflicts, creating a safer workplace.

Verbal Intervention

This programme focuses on prevention using verbal de-escalation skills. 

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Trauma-informed training.
Prevention and verbal de-escalation skills.

Safety Intervention Foundation

This training teaches staff de-escalation skills, non-restrictive and restrictive interventions. 

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Trauma-informed training.
Prevention and verbal de-escalation skills. 
Disengagement safety techniques. 
Risk assessment framework.
Physical intervention techniques.

Safety Intervention Advanced/Advanced & Emergency

The programme focuses on more complex or extreme risk behaviours. 

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Trauma-informed training.
Prevention and verbal de-escalation skills.
Additional non-restrictive and restrictive interventions for risk behaviour.
Explicit focus on safety intervention for extreme risk behaviour (including floor holding and other emergency interventions). 
Disengagement safety techniques.
Risk assessment framework. 
Physical intervention techniques. 
Expanded decision-making skills. 
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