The Use of Restraint Equipment and Least Intrusive Intervention

Following on from the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of the Autistic Teenager who won £28,000 in damages against the Met Police for a ‘brutal restraint’ I can imagine many people’s negative opinions of restraint equipment being re-enforced, quite rightly so in the case involving the young teenager.

However, there is still a need for such equipment, especially and specifically when we consider the safety and welfare of vulnerable people in our society, and especially if we consider the risks associated with prolonged restraint and the need to act in the best interest of vulnerable people consistent with the various pieces of legislation in relation to best interest criteria, safeguarding and the duty of care owed. To read more click here:


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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