Ted Foulger is a very experienced individual with over 35 years experience of the NHS, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities work to fall back on. He was a senior PAMOVA Tutor and was also part of a Senior Management Team dealing with these sort of issues every day. If you would like to know how this relates to you as a restraint / physical intervention trainer then listen to what Ted has to say. He has already saved one family I have been involved with a lot of heartaches.
In this vlog post I’ll be reflecting on the week just gone and in particular on a couple of recent news items that have been sent to me regarding people who have died as a result of force being used. I’ll also be talking about how important good record keeping is and why it is to keep good documentation. I talk about why qualifications are secondary to competence and experience and why it is important to source training from organisations or individuals who can demonstrate a clear audit trail relating to their due diligence and competence.
Last week Ted Foulger and myself were asked to attend a meeting with the manager of an NHS Complex Needs Service. The reason for the meeting was that a family were not happy with the training provision from the Complex Needs team because they felt it didn’t meet their needs or the needs of their son.
The question is: Should we train someone in physical skills (restraint, breakaway or self-defence) if they are pregnant?
Employers have certain obligations towards their employees once they have been notified in writing that she is a new or expectant mother.
The Police Do Not Owe Any Common Law Duty of Care to Protect Individuals Against Harm (By Criminals) – And You Can’t Sue Them If They Fail To Attend When You Call Them [Video]
Does the above statement sound a bit ‘odd’ to you? Especially the first part about the Police not owing a common law duty of care to protect the public against harm?
It may sound at odds with what the police are there to do, primarily protect the public, but the fact of the matter is that the statement is true, as you will find if you read on.
In this short video blog post learn about the benefits of having a ‘return on investment’ mentality, as opposed to a ‘marketing budget mentality’.
Also, I will be discussing the recent training course that we provided for teaching staff and the benefits that they found from working with us compared to previous courses that they had been on.
This is an interview with Stuart Nicoll who recently attended our Advanced Restraint Instructors Course.
Another person has died after allegedly being restrained for 10 minutes during a struggle with bouncers at a London nightclub. The article reported in The London Evening Standard cites “an incident in which a male was involved in an altercation with three door staff resulting in the male being restrained for approximately 10 minutes. The male stopped breathing. No first … Read more
The Sunday Times Rich List has just been published and I recently saw a post on Facebook by someone who was upset by the fact that currently, for the first time ever, there are now over 100 billionaires in the UK.
Pain Compliance Techniques With Children Are Not Illegal In a recent blog post I mentioned that I had recently met with a Government-appointed panel of ‘experts’ who told me, quite enthusiastically, that it is illegal for anyone to use a physical technique with a child that may intentionally or unintentionally cause pain. You can read that blog post here: https://www.nfps.info/causing-pain-to-a-child-is-illegal/ Illegal … Read more