Welcome to Ethical Care

Tom Starling and Princess Anne The Butler Trust

Ethical Care Control and Restraint (UK) Ltd. are the oldest and most comprehensive private providers of Control and Restraint (C&R), Physical Intervention (PI) and Conflict Resolution training in the UK

As the originators of many of the control, restraint, physical intervention and conflict resolution methods in use throughout the country today, ECC&R (UK) Ltd. are the best choice for training in the prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA).

With over 31 years of experience in conflict management and conflict resolution from lone workers to first on scene hostage negotiators, you can rely on our ethical and personal approach whatever your situation and requirements.

In 1988, our founder Prof T W Starling (ISM) was presented with the Butler Trust Award by the Trust's Royal Patron, HRH the Princess Royal.

Princess Anne awards Prof. T W Starling Senior the Butler Trust Award The award reads:
"Mr Starling devised and initiated the teaching of minimal violence humane restraint techniques which has been adopted throughout the Prison Service and is now also in use in the Health Service. His aim was to protect both inmates and staff from injury and his work has substantially reduced stress and increased confidence among officers who deal with potentially violent prisoners and patients allowing them to achieve new levels of professionalism and expertise in their relationships with inmates."

We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to meet all of your Control and Restraint training needs.

distance learning and eLearning online learning


Our online course compliments all our ECC&R PAMVA practical courses and with successful completion and production of the ECC&R eLearning Conflict Resolution Certificate it will enable you to reduce 1 days attendance on our 3 day, 4 day and 5 day NHS practical courses by eliminating the need to attend the first days theory element.

train the trainers course

Train The Trainers

Competently deliver our system on breakaway, safe holding and restraint to others. To be able to problem solve and follow the adult health and social services in the UK decision making process taking account of section 58 of the Department of Health guidance Positive and Proactive Care Reducing the need for restrictive interventions.