Police and other authorities can now be prosecuted over deaths in custody in England, Scotland and Wales

Legislation which has now come into effect means police forces, the MoD, UK Border Agency and private firms managing people held in custody can be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter.

The main legislation came into force three years ago but ministers gave public bodies which hold people in detention until now to prepare for it.

The extension of these offences to public bodies involved in detention means they could be prosecuted if they failed to ensure the safety of someone in their care.

Examples could include deaths during an immigration removal or when someone has been restrained using an unauthorised or badly taught body hold.

To read more go to: http://www.nfps.info/_webapp_294919/Police_can_now_be_prosecuted_under_Corporate_Manslaughter

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I am the Director and National Coach Tutor of NFPS Ltd., a specialist provider of Conflict Risk Management Consultancy and Training with specific expertise in Physical Restraint, Breakaway and Self-Defence. In addition to providing training, advice, consultancy and guidance on the physiological aspects mentioned above, we also provide training in NLP, Hypnosis and Meditation as these skills combined provide a holistic way to improve our psychology. By helping people improve both, their physiology and their psychology, we provide a complete and holistic approach to training and development.

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