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Accessible summary: How do women with learning disabilities ‘move on’ through secure units?

Rebecca Fish and Hannah Morgan People with learning disabilities have to stay in secure units if they have broken the law or if they are a risk to themselves or other people. It is important that people can move on through these services, and then back out into the community. We asked 16 women and […]

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The MCA is 10

H is for happiness and human rights

The MCA is 10 – Time to Party The 27th September 2017 is the 10th Birthday of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). We want to celebrate all that the Act brings to social work practice including greater control, human rights and even the opportunity to make decisions that may seem unwise to may. The MCA […]

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Accessible summary: Use of physical restraint on locked wards

by Rebecca Fish   Physical restraint is holding somebody to stop them moving. It is done to stop harm to people or damage to property. Staff sometimes use physical restraint to restrict someone’s freedom of movement. When people think about staying in units, they often remember being physically restrained, or seeing other people being restrained. […]

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