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,...

Safe Holding with Older People – Scotland

Safe Holding Training to deal with Distressed Behaviour with Older People in Care Gerard O’Dea our Director of Training was recently asked to provide an opinion on how care homes in Scotland can deal with the issues of distressed, difficult or dangerous...
Restraint Training: Risk Reduction and the Prone Position

Restraint Training: Risk Reduction and the Prone Position

Reducing Risk and the Prone Position A representative of ACPO’s Self Defence, Arrest and Restraint (SDAR) Working Group described in evidence to an inquiry how to differentiate between the Control Phase and the Restraint Phase of a physical intervention.  Once Control...
Restraint Training: Uncommon Sense in Safely Caring for Older People

Restraint Training: Uncommon Sense in Safely Caring for Older People

Safely caring for older people who exhibit difficult-to-predict behaviours associated with the stresses of living in care can be quite an art!  This week has all been about the uncommon sense involved in safely delivering personal care for unpredictable residents.  A...