Spare the restraint
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Spare the restraint

Ben Higgins Chief executive, The British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Edgbaston, Birmingham

A new film highlights how one regularly restrained client’s life was transformed by the positive behaviour support approach

‘If you go angry and you’re really not well, they restrain you and they might have to give you medication to calm you down, but the strong dose can knock you out. Now if I get angry when I am out in public, I just sit down, act like an adult and talk it through with a member of staff.’

Learning Disability Practice. 21, 1, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.1.14.s14

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