Restrictive Intervention

Restrictive Intervention

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Course Overview

A restrictive intervention is a deliberate act that restrict a person’s movement, liberty and/or freedom to act independently, in order to:

·         take immediate control of a dangerous situation where there is a real possibility of harm to the person or others if no action is undertaken, and

·         end or reduce significantly the danger to the patient or others.

A restrictive practice or intervention can include physical restraint or use of devices, medication or seclusion and it must be legally and ethically justified as both absolutely necessary to prevent serious harm and be the least restrictive option. 

This session will examine restrictive intervention and the safeguards around its use in respect of those aged 18 and over. Useful for all solicitors, regardless of their area of law, this session will provide an invaluable insight into this area of mental health practice and will assist viewers develop their understanding of how to provide a service to, for example, someone who is detained under the Mental Health Act ((Indicative Behaviour IB (1.6) in accordance with the SRA standards.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of what restrictive intervention is and when and why it is used
  • • Have considered the safeguards in place when using restrictive intervention

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60