Place of Safety Training

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 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

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


3 thoughts on “Place of Safety Training

  1. I can’t find the reference cards that are flashed up in the videos. They would be very useful on dealing with future incidents.

    1. The particular WordPress Theme I use doesn’t show this very well, but there are three bullet points above the video in this post. Each of them is a hyperlink to documents. The Aide-Memoir is what you’re after, as the reference cards that flash up ARE the Aide-Memoir. Let me know if it doesn’t work or email me on and I can email them to you! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the response. I missed them but the links work! The aide memoire is fantastic and will certainly assist in some of those grey areas

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