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The Childrens Homes Regulations 2015 are now available online

Written by George Matthews

The Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 have been laid in Parliament. Along with this, the Guide to the Children's Homes Regulations including the Quality Standards, and the DfE consultation response report has been published on their website.

Misleading and inaccurate information regarding Team Teach Holds.

Written by George Matthews

I am aware that a number of local authorities and employers have been provided with misleading and inaccurate information concerning TT training and techniques. It would appear that these individuals and companies are trying to raise anxiety amongst professionals and services in order to pursue a "profit before people first" agenda e.g. the banning of certain positions and the notion of so called "illegal" holds, or the showing, out of context, of photographs of tt dolls being held inappropriately, the misrepresentation of national accreditation status and what it may mean for employers in terms of liability, etc. All in order to gain a commercial advantage by doing so. 

Care provider prosecuted after death of patient during restraint

Written by George Matthews

Care provider Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a patient died while being restrained using an unauthorised technique at a Nottinghamshire mental health hospital.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution after Derek Lovegrove, 38, suffered a cardiac arrest at Cedar Vale, a 16-bed nurse-led facility for patients with severe challenging behaviour, in East Bridgford on 10 July 2006.