SecuriCare Offer Help to Comply with the Dept. of Health’s Latest Restraint Reduction Guidelines

Industry: Education

The latest Department of Health guidelines compel service providers to actively work to reduce ‘Restrictive Practices’, including ‘Physical Restraint’.

United Kingdom (PRUnderground) February 2nd, 2016

As specialists in preventing and managing all forms of challenging behaviour, SecuriCare have been working with social care providers to ensure that vulnerable adults and children are treated with care, dignity and sensitivity for well over 20 years. Securicare’s philosophy has always been that such behaviour is a means for service users to communicate an unmet need. By working to understand and meet that need, the requirement for any form of ‘Restrictive Practice’ including ‘Physical Restraint’, can be dramatically reduced and ultimately eliminated over time.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 11.36.59.pngThe Department of Health’s ‘Positive & Proactive Care’ initiative finally formalises this approach. It requires boards to be proactive, and to implement, maintain, and be accountable for an overarching restrictive intervention reduction programme. It calls for good governance structures and transparent polices around the use of restrictive interventions. Individualised plans, incorporating behaviour support plans must be implemented for all people who use services who are known to be at risk of being exposed to restrictive interventions. In short the organisations must be committed to restraint reduction and to learn from experience.

In additional to consultancy support, the training provided by SecuriCare includes ‘Positive Behaviour Support’, ‘Preventative & Managing Challenging Behaviour’, ‘Safe Physical Interventions’ and ‘Restraint Reduction’ programmes. Their training and courses are Nationally Accredited by schemes including Pearson, The ICM, BILD and BTEC. They also offer Qualified Teacher/Trainer Awards at Level 3 plus support with risk assessment and the development of safe working practice and staff guidance.

Lee Hollins who is a qualified Physiotherapist said “Our team have all dealt first hand with ‘challenging behaviour’. We have qualified behaviour analysts, nurses, former service managers and senior operational personnel as well individuals like myself who focus on safety.. Our team are ideally positioned to help you… What they collectively bring is first-hand experience of what works and what doesn’t and what they cascade current evidence based best practice to the learner…”

“As specialists in preventing and managing challenging behaviour what Securicare do is deliver courses and provide bespoke support that meets unique needs.  No one should be complacent. Managing challenging behaviour requires skill and sensitivity. That’s a competence that needs to be actively developed. Every so often we are reminded about what happens when the right cultural attitude is absent, when supervision is poor and when staff aren’t suitably skilled. Winterbourne View was just one example. It showed how service users can be failed and even worse they can face pain, distress and injury as well as the risk of such heavy handed management strategies becoming the norm. All this behind closed doors..”

Lee concludes “All people need to do is get in touch and open a dialogue. Then we can show how we can bring our expertise to bear, and most importantly how we can help create a safe, supportive and caring environment..”

About SecuriCare

SecuriCare specialise in helping social care providers to comply with their legal requirements and to ensure that their staff are able to prevent and manage challenging behaviour in line with current best practice.

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