Self Defence for NHS and Care Staff

Breakaway and Self Defence Course for NHS and Care Staff


Anyone who may be at risk of physical assault whilst undertaking their employed duties.There were 68,683 assaults physical assaults against NHS staff in England in 2013-2014.Several studies have shown that between thirty-three percent and fifty-six percent of social care staff have been physically attacked while seventy-five to ninety-three percent have been on the receiving end of verbal abuse.

  • NHS Staff – Ambulance staff, A&E staff, NHS Security staff,
  • Staff working with Children in residential settings
  • Staff working with Adults who exhibit ‘Challenging Behaviour’
  • School staff, including special needs schools, teachers and nominated teaching assistants
  • Static and patrolling security guards, shopping malls,universities,colleges,park staff

The Main Aims of the Course

The aim of this course is to instruct people in simple yet effective breakaway (disengagement) and self-defence skills to enable them to protect themselves when faced with the risk of physical violence in a situation of serious and imminent threat to their personal safety.

Course Duration

  • 1 Day

Course Objectives

To achieve a successful pass in this course learners will be expected to:

  • Understand the Law in relation to the use of physical force for personal defence of self and others;
  • Demonstrate the appropriate and effective physical skills for the purpose of breaking away and defending against a violent assault.