Putting Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defence

Putting Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defence

I was recently tagged into a post on Facebook where I was asked for my opinion on a blog post entitled ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense’, which you can read here if you wish to – ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense‘. The first thing I would say about the post that I … Read more

A Lawyer’s Opinion On Handcuffs [Video]

Eric Baskind, a highly qualified and competent lawyer of many years standing, has confirmed that any person in the UK can carry and use handcuffs and provided their application was ‘reasonable in the circumstances’ they would be viewed as a ‘use of force’ option, no different than physically restraining someone by manual effort.

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Can School Teachers Refuse To Restrain Children?

Can School Teachers Refuse To Restraint Children?

Can School Teachers Refuse To Restrain Children? Can school teachers refuse to restrain children? Let me re-frame the question. If a child or a fellow teacher was seriously injured or died because a teacher made the disastrous mistake of not intervening when they should have done, can you imagine the catastrophic series of events that would follow? The school and … Read more

Using Force To Maintain Good Order and Discipline

USING FORCE TO MAINTAIN GOOD ORDER AND DISCIPLINE

Using Force To Maintain Good Order and Discipline In the past, I’ve spoken about the use of restrictive techniques that may cause (either intentionally or unintentionally) some discomfort, harm or pain. I’ve mentioned that these techniques are not illegal, provided that they are used reasonably to prevent a greater harm, where no lesser use of force option would be an … Read more

Eric Baskind – Are ‘Safe Systems’ of Restraint Really ‘Safe’?

ERIC BASKIND - ARE 'SAFE SYSTEMS' OF RESTRAINT REALLY 'SAFE'

Eric Baskind – Are ‘Safe Systems’ of Restraint Really ‘Safe’? At our Conference on 26 September, Eric Baskind will be talking about the proposed new laws and accreditation schemes for physical intervention. The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill He will be looking at the pros and cons of the new proposed Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill … Read more