Letter of Support:
"I worked with disruptive
and disturbed pupils for 18 years before receiving any
formal training in physical intervention. Since having
completed my training I am considerably more confident
and no longer resort immediately to a prone restraint.
As a Headteacher of a school for children with emotional
and behaviour difficulties (EBD) and having now trained
all my staff in the Team-Teach Approach, I have significantly
fewer recorded full-blown restraints and this in particular
noticeable in relation to prone restraints.
Furthermore, the ability of all staff to make an
appropriate physical interventions has significantly
increased their confidence to deal with situations and
this in itself because of their understanding of the
process taking place and of the place of physical restraint
within the wider framework of behaviour management,
has meant that fewer situations escalate to a point
where physical restraint becomes necessary. All staff
now share the wider perspective and skills base and
this better enables them to support each other and understand
the expectations of them in difficult situations."