Latest Blog Posts

The latest workplace violence and conflict management blog posts from Maybo.

For more news and comment on workplace violence have a look at Maybo's online newspaper, Workplace Violence Matters.

 

 

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8 Element Model

Oct 28, 2016

A Strategy for Violence Reduction

As a society we must move away from focusing on ‘problem individuals’ to organisational approaches in violence risk management, consistent with the World Health Organisation Public...

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BILD

Aug 2, 2016

Maybo's ten years of BILD accreditation

In March 2016, Maybo was successfully reaccredited under the BILD Physical Intervention Accreditation Scheme, marking over 10 years of continued accreditation for the Maybo curriculum from the...

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Comment

May 5, 2016

Innovative Training Approaches to Conflict and Violence Reduction

Work related violence is a complex risk area due to its dynamic and often unpredictable nature. Risks are influenced by many variables including the role, activities performed, working environment...

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OpenPalmsIssue1

Mar 7, 2016

Personal Safety - Your Responsibility

We often hear these days about ‘who is to blame’ for something going wrong or someone being hurt. It might be the fault of the Government who should pass a law about it, the person who...

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BP Icon

Feb 22, 2016

Violence Risks - Are Your Colleagues Struggling to Assess Them?

Violence can be an unpredictable risk as its causes are complex and it is influenced by many variables. This dynamic nature was the basis of our pioneering work to apply dynamic risk assessment to...

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Scales

Jan 18, 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety Offences – Five things you...

New guidelines from the Sentencing Council for health and safety offences come into effect from 1st February 2016 and may lead to greater fines and more people being imprisoned. The Health and...

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PCM

Oct 15, 2015

Focus on defusing: Tips for teachers to manage challenging behaviour

Over 900 pupils are excluded from school every day for abuse and assault, meaning teachers and other school staff are regularly challenged by pupil behaviour. Government guidance makes it clear...

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Guidance

Sep 2, 2015

Useful references for care and healthcare providers

Maybo has extensive experience helping organisations create positive and safer environments for staff and service users, and in the development of effective training approaches. We take pride in...

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ICE

Aug 27, 2015

Alcohol and Drug Misuse: Managing the Fall Out

Used by 2% of the population of Australia, Meth-Amphetamine (ICE) is a significant contributor to ambulance call outs. The UK useage levels may be lower, but alcohol and drug misuse impact on our...

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Seclusion

Aug 19, 2015

Is Time Up for Time Out? The Use of Seclusion and Restrictive Practices in...

Maybo Australia's Learning Disabilities specialist Mark Wakefield, questions the use of seclusion as a means of managing challenging behaviours. The example of the classroom 'cage' quoted was in an...

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Autism

Jul 20, 2015

Challenging the Reputation of Autism and Behaviour that is Challenging

Maybo Australia's Mark Wakefield looks at the history of Autism diagnosis and questions why those on the spectrum are often categorised as 'difficult to manage' In the days of institutionalisation...

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Jun 4, 2015

BILD Conference 2015: we summarise the key messages

The Maybo curriculum accredited by BILD delivers training in the prevention and management of conflict and behaviours that challenge, in conjunction with the use of non-restrictive and restrictive...

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Body Camers

Mar 16, 2015

Wearable Technology - Can it Have an Impact on Behaviour?

Whilst the effectiveness of CCTV as a deterrent on crime is disputed, there is increasing evidence to suggest that body worn cameras have a real impact on both the behaviours of those been filmed...

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Store Checkout

Mar 16, 2015

Business Retail Crime Partnerships Prove Their Worth

Data focuses the mind and Paul Bessant of Retail Fraud reminded us at the Yorkshire and Humberside Partners Against Crime conference that the biggest area of loss in retail continues to be...

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Shopping Centre 1

Mar 4, 2015

Tackling Retail Crime Through Partnership: Business Crime Conference 2015

Our Chief Executive, Bill Fox will be speaking at the first National Business Crime Conference this Thursday (5th March) at the Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire. Focusing on a...

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Comment

Feb 25, 2015

Positive and Safer Community Gathers Pace

The Department of Health Positive and Safe Champions initiative has today (25th February) launched its own section for sharing learning and resources on the 6cs website. Maybo supports the...

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Arrows

Jan 28, 2015

Positive and SAFER Health and Care: CPD Event

We're excited to have secured Professor Len Bowers as guest speaker at our learning and sharing CPD event. Len will share learning from the evidence based and internationally respected Safewards...

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Lone-worker

Dec 15, 2014

Lone Worker Protection

Patrick Dealtry writes about the four key considerations in the protection of Lone Workers. A notable feature at the recent Lone Worker Safety Conference at Olympia was the interest in training...

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Richard With Solar Panel

Dec 1, 2014

Maybo 'Lights Up' Kenyan Clinic

A health clinic in rural Kenya now has 24 hour power and lighting, thanks to a joint £1,500 donation from Maybo and its former Chief Executive, Richard Smith. The remote location of the...

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Dec 1, 2014

A Ray of Sunshine: Team Training for Richmond Cafe Project

Care Provision Project Officer, Linda Ellender was 'overjoyed' with Maybo's conflict management training, delivered to the Cafe Sunshine team. The Cafe, part of the London Borough of Richmond is...

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NHS Nurses

Nov 13, 2014

Building the Alliance Between Security and Clinical Teams

Authors: William Fox and Simon Whitehorn (UK) In 2012 Maybo and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) started a joint initiative to reduce risks to staff and patients linked to...

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Aug 22, 2014

Be Part of the 'Euro Vision' for Training in the Management of Aggression

The European Conference on managing violence and aggression in the workplace takes place in Dublin on 20th and 21st November. Organised by The European Network of Training in the Management of...

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Aug 21, 2014

ENTMA08 - What is it all About?

ENTMA08 evolved from an informal European collaboration between trainers in the management of aggression which existed since 1998 and adopted the name ENTMA in 2004. The collaboration involved...

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Shopping Centre

Mar 20, 2014

Reducing Assaults in Retail Environments

As a result of Maybo’s work with a major national retailer to reduce assaults on staff, specifically in relation to confronting and detaining suspected shoplifters: Assaults reduced by...

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Assault Avoidance

Jan 23, 2014

Managing Conflict - Risk Based Principles of Forty Year Old HSWA Still Relevant

This year is the 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. More often thought about in terms of the safety of workers using plant or equipment or working with...

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