Public Sector Event

The Legal Use Of Control And Restraint Masterclass

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 30 Jan 2014

Synopsis: This training day will look at control and restraint in the context of the Human Rights Act, the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legal and ethical principles.

Facilitated by Kate Hill, Solicitor, InPractice and RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors The appropriate, legal use of control and restraint is necessary in many clinical settings. However, inappropriate use, and the lack of detailed documentation of decisions, can make healthcare professionals vulnerable to accusations of mistreatment. Objectives: •Understand what constitutes restraint; physical, chemical and psychological •Know when restraint can be used •Understand when restraint must be used •Through case studies learn about using restraint in specialist areas e.g. mental health and accident and emergency •Provide an overview of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards •Practical guidance on documenting control and restraint


Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491