PUKKA FILMS Police Training DVD -
21st April, 2006 Director: Paul
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SAFER RESTRAINT
Considerations for Safer Restraint was
commissioned by the Mental Health Unit of the Metropolitan Police
Service to be used both for internal training purposes and also to
show third parties (coroners, medical professionals, pressure groups)
the training that all officers receive on safe restraint for people in
agitated and distressed states.
The film was also designed to help officers understand what mental
health service users were feeling and thinking when being confronted
by the Police.
Outside the police there is a thirst
for more information about how and why the police carry out restraint.
Many people view restraint as a clinical exercise where officers move
smoothly and efficiently from one defined position to another. There
is little knowledge or appreciation of what occurs in the reality of a
violent restraint. In this artificial clinical atmosphere it is only
to be expected that community opinion formers and judicial forums have
impossible expectations of officers' abilities to carry out authorised
holds and to record their actions.
This DVD effectively illustrates what can be very difficult to
describe and can be used to explain to practitioners and other
interested parties how and why officers restrain people. The DVD may
be used to inform groups such as independent advisors, pan-London
opinion formers, other partners, independent custody visitors and
local community groups.
The DVD shows how the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) deals with
people in a mental health crises, acute behavioral disorder (ABD) and
restraint so that the audience will understand:
HOW THE POLICE ARE TRAINED TO DEAL WITH ABD
THE PERSPECTIVE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USERS
DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT
RESTRAINT AND THE DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED
ROLE OF SAFETY OFFICER
HAND OVER TO NHS
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In memory of - TAMSIN
CAUSER (1974 - 2006)
collided with her friend, Maria Russell, during an exit jump from a
plane and crashed into the sea in Empuriabrava, near Barcelona. Miss
Causer, 32, of Newell Green, Bracknell, Berkshire, was knocked
unconscious and drowned.
The pair were part of a group of about 30 people jumping from about
Tamsin held four