Monthly Archives: July 2011

Restraint Technique Could Be Fatal


Forcing a detainee to bend over while seated can lead to death, a study into restraint techniques suggests. A technique that is still possibly being taught by some training providers, and possibly used in some mental health or care homes,

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NHS Survey Reveals Extent of Violence Towards Staff


One in five staff working at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust say they have experienced physical violence while at work. A quarter of respondents also said they had experienced harassment or bullying. More than 380 members of staff

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Corporate Manslaughter Law Extended to Custody Premises


Corporate Manslaughter Law Extended to Custody Premises.

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Corporate Manslaughter Law Extended to Custody Premises


If you have been following our last few posts you will see that another company has been charged with Corporate Manslaughter. Now the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is being extended to prosecute deaths that occur in custody, including

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65 Assaults Every Day in Our Schools


Violent crime is rife in schools as police record 65 cases of grievous or actual bodily harm every single school day, figures reveal. Shocking data disclosed under  Freedom of Information laws shows 12,688 acts of extreme violence – either GBH

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Teacher Sacked for ‘Using Force’ wins £70,000 Compensation


The former Head of Care at a school for unruly kids has won more than £70,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled that bosses were wrong to sack him for grabbing hold of a troublesome teenager. However, a tribunal hearing

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Use Reasonable Force on Classroom Yobs, Teachers Told


New guidance issued on the 11th July states that staff in schools England should use “reasonable” measures to remove disruptive children from classrooms, break up fights and stop pupils attacking other teachers or classmates. The guidance also states that “no

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