OK – I admit I’ve become excited by learning how to upload YouTube videos into a blog! So I thought I’d shout out a ‘Training DVD’ that was jointly developed in the West Midlands by the police and the NHS. It was designed to provide a generic understanding to all staff in all agencies about how s136 should work.
The training materials support the regional agreement in the West Midlands about how Place of Safety processes should operate. That said, the underlying principles of this were subsequently disseminated by the National Policing Improvement Agency as the template against which all PoS provision should be judged so it is potentially of wider application.
All five videos total only 22mins and were deliberately designed to apply to all. I’ve put a page under ‘Police Guidance’, above, with these on for easier access in future – I hope they may help how to approach things.
UPDATE >>> I admit I’ve also become excited by how to upload microsoft documents into blog posts and have now added copies of the various s136 products produced between my force and the Strategic Health Authority
- Birmingham PoS Protocol (version 2 which will be updated soon for the Children PoS development).
- PoS Aide Memoir – a multi agency tool.
- PoS Birmingham Training – a powerpoint used to deliver PoS training.
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – A&E and RED FLAGS
Part 3 – Place of Safety
Part 4 – Police Station as Last Resort
Part 5 – Main Messages
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