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...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

There are better and less-better Restraint Techniques The image accompanying this post was apparently taken in 1907 of the City of London Police learning or demonstrating restraint techniques.   They are clearly wearing jackets which suggest that there may have been...

Conflict Management Training using the VDI method to find Resolution

We have been working with a national provider of homelessness outreach and support services to help their staff to manage the sometimes difficult, distressed or dangerous behaviour they encounter when working with their service users.   This video describes some of...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #1

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #1

This image was first published in an article about the types of physical restraint practices being carried out on children in schools in the USA.   There are a large number of things in this ‘procedure’ which are likely to fail during a...

Safe Holding Training – Manage Distress – 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...