The Risk of Physical Intervention/Not Intervening
The risk of carrying out physical Intervention:
- May cause discomfort or distress to the client.
- May cause pain or injury.
- It may create mistrust and undermine relationships.
- It can become a routine rather than an exceptional method of managing the behaviour.
- It can increase the risk of abuse.
- Undermines the service user’s dignity and can be degrading or humiliating.
- It can trigger negative thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The risk of not intervening:
- Someone suffers injury or harm, this could be the client displaying the behaviour, staff members or third party (other clients)
- Negligence in our duty of care to another service user.