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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Written by George Matthews

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR effective May  25 2018) imposes strict obligations on those who handle data. Here at Team-Teach Ltd we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your own trainer account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. We do not pass your details to any other company/companies. 

Guidance for Inspectors on Restraint and Restriction of Liberty

Written by George Matthews

 

On 23 March Ofsted published new guidance here for inspectors on the use of physical intervention, restraint and the restriction of liberty.   The document guides inspectors on how to 'question and understand any type of physical intervention or restriction... including the use of isolation / seclusion in schools.'

Reform of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) 2018

Written by George Matthews

By Bernard Allen

The Health Minister has endorsed the Law Commission’s recommendations to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). The Mental Capacity Act 2005 currently applies to all persons over 16 who are detained in a hospital or care home for the purpose of care or treatment, in circumstances which amount to a deprivation of liberty.

Hawkswood Primary PRU - Waltham Forest

Written by George Matthews

Congratulations to the staff and students of Hawkswood Primary PRU, who demonstrated on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire documentary programme (26/02/18)  the value of committed and supported staff, dedicated to and professionally and personally prepared to work through any “difficult times” with young children, in order to establish positive and consistent relationships – thus providing a positive teaching and learning experience – leading to a potential life changing opportunity for all involved.

See the article that appeared recently (26/2/218) on the BBC web site – see link below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_pru_pupil_referral_unit

Although it does not refer to Team Teach training –it is the methodology / training used by staff at this service, euphemistically described as “ safe holding / positive handling” The whole programme can be viewed / downloaded via BBC iPlayer – see link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09t28h4/victoria-derbyshire-26022018 

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention

Written by George Matthews

The draft replacement for the 2002 joint guidance for special schools has been released and is currently subject to an online consultation on the Department of Health website until the January 24th 2018. See the link below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/restraint-and-restrictive-intervention-draft-guidance

Team Teach fully supports and endorses the views expressed by Bernard Allen (Training Consultant, Principal TT Trainer & Expert Witness (Liability) See "Read More" info button below.

We encourage all trainers, service managers and employers to respond to the consultation. Only by expressing your opinions about what is positive in the guidance and therefore more likely to stay and what areas could be improved, will your voices and opinions be heard and listened to.