Some thoughts on Restraint Reduction

Some thoughts on Restraint Reduction

Reducing the need for restrictive practices in services If we focussed more on NON-escalation, it would mean that we spent less time doing DE-escalation – wouldn’t that be nice? At Dynamis, we are committed to the idea that any type of restrictive practice should be...

Feedback on our specialist course for Managing Child-to-Parent Violence

Child-to-Parent Violence has been called ‘the last taboo’ – we have been working with the National Association of Therapeutic Parents to help Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents (and others) with this issue across the UK since 2017. Foster Carers and...

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...