Ethical Care Ethos

Our ethical approach minimises opportunities for conflict whilst reacting with care and control

ECC&R (UK) Ltd. | Ethical Care Control & Restraint methods and variations are a broad strategy employed when addressing challenging behaviour and having to use physical intervention against minor, moderate or extreme aggression.

The professional needs to be able to address the different challenges with different gradients of control which are at all times ethical, dignified & legal.

Our Aims

To promote safe and Legal working practices within the Workplace

Understand all aspects of current legislation and guidelines

Identify how to support an individual in crisis with the absolute minimum amount of force necessary and reasonable in the circumstances

To ensure that all staff are aware of the correct reporting and recording procedures

Ensure that all physical interventions are used and performed within current legislation

Follow guidelines appropriate to the service user/patient and the circumstances

All interventions are performed, respecting the human rights of each individual and in a dignified manner

It is vital to remember approved safe-hold moves are recorded on individuals care and support plans

Every service user/patient has different needs, we must refer to each care, support plan and behavioural plan for guidance

Person Centred Approach

This training enables people to gain the confidence and ability to handle behaviour of concern in a safe, legal and dignified way

Breakaway and safe-holding training, has grown beyond all expectations and is now taught within the National Health Service (NHS), health and social care sectors, schools as well as other private agencies

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 - duty of care to ourselves and to others

The Mental Health Act provides a degree of protection to staff whilst at work

The Criminal Law Act 1967, provides some protection from the prosecution providing the practitioner uses reasonable force

The positive obligation to preserve life, Article 2(1) - states that authorities are to abstain from taking life, with obligation to take appropriate action to safeguard life

Assault being a crime, may be resisted by staff as a method of self-defence

Talking and listening should be the first line of approach. Breakaway and safe-holding teaches the use of a positive and proactive approach, hopefully avoiding the use of physical interventions

You have the responsibility to go to the assistance of anyone in a crisis - no matter who that might be

When working in hospitals, homes etc, de-escalation techniques and diversion must be used at all times