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Mapping Over to The NFPS System


Last week I blogged about the Supreme Court Ruling in a case that raised the issue of the ‘Non-Delegable Duty of Care’ owed to a pupil by it’s school. This Supreme Court ruling has now set a case precedent that

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The Implications of Article 2 of the ECHR, MoD sued for Negligence, a Farmer Charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter and the ‘Nuremberg Defense’


Lawyers acting for the family of one of the Red Caps (Royal Military Police) killed in Iraq, have launched a legal claim alleging that commanders failed to take reasonable measures to keep him and his fellow military police officers safe.

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How We Do What We Do – The Difference That Makes The Difference


I recently received an e-mail from someone who has been a martial arts instructor for 25 years and who is also a Police instructor. He wanted to know how we could manage to train someone to be a Restraint Trainer

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Face Down Restraint Caused 13 Deaths Last Year Alone


Face-down restraint is a hazardous position that caused 1000 injuries and 13 deaths last year alone. In addition, figures also revealed that at least 3,439 patients were restrained in a face down position despite the increased risk of death. The

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

The Governments Proposal to Ban Prone Restraint and the Other Side of the Argument


To hear more about this issue and to hear opinions from a barrister at law and Mark Williams, a Leading UK Expert on the Use of Force, click here: http://www.nfps.info/_blog/NFPS_Blog/post/banning-prone-the-other-side-of-the-argument/

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

Refresher Training for Restraint Instructors


Our next Restraint and Breakaway Instructors Refresher Courses will be taking place between the 11th – 13th June and the 24th – 26th September. The March refresher was oversubscribed and places are already filling up for both of these courses.

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Reasonable Force

Call The Police and They Will Sue You


You will have possibly seen the news item on the policewoman who is suing a garage owner after she tripped on a kerbstone whilst responding to a 999 call in relation to a suspected burglary. To read more go to:

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Reasonable Force, Risk Assessment

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