Millfields Charter why I am in favour
Andew McDonnell Clinical Psychologist, Studio 3 Training Systems
The Millfields Charter is a website that calls for higher standards in staff training in behaviour management. More contentiously, it calls for the abolition of prone restraint holds from care environments. This issue of LDP features three articles on this emotive subject; the first by Andrew McDonnell, one of the founders of the charter, discusses some of the key issues underpinning this debate
Some concerned colleagues and I launched the Millfields Charter in October 2005. I am aware that the charter will not be a universally popular initiative. I am also in no doubt that raising such an emotive issue will involve a considerable degree of controversy. The aim of the charter is to encourage debate about best practice in staff training in physical interventions. This article will address a number of areas that are key to the debate about the charter.
Learning Disability Practice. 10, 3, 26-29. doi: 10.7748/ldp2007.04.10.3.26.c4262