Workshop for Parents: “tools to protect my child”

Gerard is just back from a trip to Liverpool where he was commissioned by a local authority social work team to give assistance to a group of parents who look after their children with complex needs at home. The workshop gives parents a chance to ask a use-of-force,...

Thought it was really interesting, with very simple, quick and easy techniques which can be used at work. They are easy to remember too! It was a very professional experience and I learned a lot from it. The theory side helped me understand more about regulations and what is in place, this was very useful. I really liked the fact you could work through it, in your own time and how it all made sense after the practical training was put in place. Wonderful experience! Thank you”

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Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #4

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #4

The accompanying images in this post are of something that has been referred to as a ‘Therapeutic Floor Hold’ in some training materials.   It consistutes, in our view, inappropriate restraint.  The (usually) vulnerable person who is being restrained is...

Restraint Training: Leaving the ‘Control’ in Control and Restraint

Leaving the ‘Control’ in Control and Restraint A leading professor in mental health has suggested that we remove the word ‘Control’ from the term ‘Control and Restraint’. Taking the ‘control’ out of ‘control and...