Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) 2:45 pm, 13th January 2009

My Lords, first, on the contracts, the provisions to make these changes are already there. We have accepted the recommendation that all staff in the secure estate should have consistent and comprehensive training in the awareness of risk factors in restraint, the monitoring of warning signs in young people and the need to take action quickly. The Government have accepted these recommendations, and the National Offender Management Service is developing a new control and restraint technique, called for in the report, which is specifically appropriate for use with young people.


Posted on 17 Jan 2009 10:44 am (Report this annotation)

No restraint is appropriate for young people, and if you are having to retrain staff in new restraint techniques here is an admission of guilt of the restraint techniques used already, It is a disgrace that the numbers of restraints have risen, and that so many young people die as a direct cause of this barbaric treatment.

chris KEEFFE
Posted on 16 Apr 2009 2:29 pm (Report this annotation)

Umm, I wonder if teh noble lords and ladies ever use restraint on their children? We should bear in mind that according the Youth Justice Board a restrictive physical intervention may include leading a person away from an incident by their elbow. I think having the image of a group of officers piling onto a single pwerson therefore is harmful as it does not give teh full picture - also what do we know of the indviduals restraint how many incidents are they involved in? It coudl be that A is involved in a dozen or so incidents.