Moving and Handling – Working with Children

Suitable for anyone working with children, babies and young people, including those who work with young clients who have additional support needs.

Delivered as a blended model with a face-to-face practical session and theory workbook, for completion prior to practical, with online support as needed.

This course is available for Group Bookings.

Course Information

Course Content

  • legislation
  • ergonomics and risk assessment
  • spinal awareness
  • musculo-skeletal injury
  • safer handling principles
  • moving efficiently

Practical (as appropriate):

Application of safe handling principles to; inanimate load handling, lifting/carrying babies and children, other manoeuvres and transfers when working with babies, children and young people.

  • staged lifting of small child to and from floor
  • small child assisted transfer from one surface to another e.g. chair, toilet, bed
  • manual lifting and carrying of a small child from one surface to another e.g. chair and bed
  • assisting small child to stand up or sit down
  • assisting a small child to walk
  • where participants move and handle babies – demonstrating appropriate principles of manual handling, when lifting and carrying a baby from one surface to another e.g. floor, cot, pram
  • safe use of any equipment used, including pre-checks
  • activities of daily living with small children e.g. assisting with nutritional support, dressing or changing nappies
  • moving and handling play equipment or small furniture
  • emergency situations

Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS), 2014

This course follows modules A and B. Modules C and D are covered as applied moving and handling working with children.

Certification  TfC Certificate of Attendance

Course Length  4.5 hours

Maximum Participants 6

Course Fee  

  • £420 for up to 6 participants

Group Booking Information

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