I often get asked about techniques for moving people up and down stairs whilst under restraint and many years ago it was common for people to be moved up and down flights of stairs whilst being restrained.
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In the case of RK and AK v the United Kingdom (38000/05) the European Court of Human Rights has awarded compensation to a couple from Oldham after it found that the UK had infringed their Article 13 rights after a child had been taken into care.
Initially Reported in the Press on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 The London Borough of Havering failed to provide a safe system of work in a case where a teacher at a special school for children with learning disabilities was assaulted by one of the pupils, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In Vaile v London Borough of Havering  EWCA … Read more
Third Company Convicted of Corporate Manslaughter is Sentenced Lion Steel Limited has become the third company to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Lion Steel Limited, of Hyde, Cheshire, admitted the charge in relation to the death of 45-year-old employee Steven Berry, who suffered fatal injuries when he fell through a fragile … Read more
It is with great regret that I have just heard about the tragic loss of my good friend Peter Boatman. To me Pete was, and will always be, one of the good guys. I have had the fortunate pleasure and good fortune to have known Peter for any years and he has always been a good friend and a close … Read more