John Harris, Marion Cornick, Alan Jefferson, Richard Mills
This book gives clear guidance for services developing policies on restrictive physical interventions. It includes examples of good and poor practice, checklists to assist implementation, an agenda for action at the end of each chapter and a summary of key policy principles. Chapter topics include the legal framework, risk assessment and employers’ responsibilities.
The first edition became the key reference for anyone involved in working with adults and children who, because of their challenging behaviour, may need some kind of restrictive physical intervention. It has been revised to show how the four core principles identified in Valuing People (rights, independence, choice and inclusion) apply to the use of restrictive physical interventions. It also takes account of the widespread acceptance of person-centred approaches to service development, the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and changes in terminology.
The book will be of particular interest to:
- providers and commissioners of adult and children’s services
- schools and teachers of children with a learning disability or autism
- care staff, family carers and parents of children who present challenging behaviour
- OFSTED and CSCI inspectors
- local education authorities
- clinical and educational psychologists
- psychiatrists working with adults and children with autism and learning disabilities
- learning disability and RNMH nurses