Ministers are under growing pressure to ban the painful headlocks, wrist and arm twists that can be used to control children's behaviour in youth prisons.

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) recently concluded "pain compliance" measures were child abuse and should be outlawed.

And the Equalities and Human Rights Commission ruled last week that such methods should not be used on children.

The government said restraint was used only as a last resort.

But children's charities, who have long campaigned for change, say these recommendations ending its use should be adopted straight away.

The Ministry of Justice commissioned Charlie Taylor, chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, to carry out a review of restraint.

This came after a children's rights group, Article 39, lodged an application at the High Court for a judicial review of the practice.

That action has been stayed pending the outcome of the report.

Joanne Purvis, Director of SecuriCare says, “Pain compliance is now very much an outmoded practice The focus now is very much on building relationships and avoiding the use of physical restraint altogether. Good training is vital to develop the knowledge and skills required..”

SecuriCare offer a range of courses designed to enable individuals to deal with all facets of conflict, aggression and violence. These include ‘personal safety’, ‘conflict management’, ‘dealing with challenging behaviour’ as well as our physical skills ‘Train the Trainers’ pathway

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