We believe there is always a reason for the distress which presents as behaviour that challenges; that skilled support and planning is the key to humanely working with such distress; and that restrictive physical interventions should only ever be used as a last resort.
CALM’s approach is always to reduce the use of restrictive interventions placing emphasis on primary prevention and strategic approaches. We have supported organisations to successfully reduce their use of restrictive interventions for over 20 years. We can help you too.
The potential harms associated with the use of restraint, seclusion and psychotropic medication
What the relationship is between the development of toxic or corrupted cultures and the misuse of restrictive interventions
Learning from catastrophic failures
Strategies to support staff and to support their wellbeing
What the literature and key evidences tells us about how to reduce restrictive interventions
How to develop and implement whole organisation approaches to reduce the use of restraint and seclusion