Restraint & Restrictive Physical Interventions

Physical Interventions are: Any intervention used to limit a persons liberty

An intervention can be:

  • Verbal
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical

Duty of Care and Negligence

There is a professional duty to do the right thing,

‘In Common Law service users are owed a duty of care that requires carers to meet their needs in accordance with a standard of acceptable practice by a responsible body of professional opinion’

THE CRIMINAL LAW ACT 1967, SECTION 3 Provides that:

“A person may use (take) such

force (action) as is reasonable in the circumstances………..”

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