Improved restraint processes, although very necessary, cannot alone reduce their use or make them safer.

December 4, 2015

The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has welcomed “significant improvements” in the handling and restraint of children in custody following the deaths of two boys in 2004.

Nick Hardwick said the newly introduced system, known as minimising and managing physical restraint (MMPR), was a positive step, but warned it “is not yet being consistently implemented or achieving the intended outcomes”.

Hardwick said MMPR had significantly improved “the national oversight of restraint and the greater focus on communication and de-escalation as part of a wider approach to behaviour management”.

Inspectors said that while it is sometimes necessary to restrain children, there is no such thing as “entirely safe” restraint.

READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/18/prisons-inspector-restraint-deaths-children-custody

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Gerard O'Dea is the Director of Training for Dynamis. Training Advisor, Speaker, Author and Expert Witness on Personal Safety, Conflict Management and Physical Interventions, he is the European Advisor for Vistelar Conflict Management, a global programme focussing on the spectrum of human conflict.

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