In light of recent inquests and the independent report by the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody, the College of Paramedics has reviewed the management of Acute Behavioural Disturbance and Restraint and has today published its Acute Behavioural Disturbance Position Statement. The College of Paramedics is committed to developing paramedic practice and to ensure that individuals presenting with Acute Behavioural Disturbance get the best possible care and can be treated safely to prevent death and disability. The College of Paramedics will work with partner agencies across pre-hospital care and policing to develop and implement guidance and best practice and hope that the Ministerial Board will consider the recommendations set out in this position statement.

The statement is available HERE