Describe safeguards that must be in place if restrictive physical interventions are used

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If restrictive physical interventions are used or are likely to be used then there must be safeguards in place to protect vulnerable individuals from abuse. Some of these safeguards include proper staff training about when and how to use restrictive interventions as well as detailed policies and procedures to guide their actions. Every incident of restrictive intervention should be recorded and regularly reviewed by a manager. As mentioned above, all staff be using the least restrictive intervention and physical interventions should only be used as a last resort.