Tag: seclusion

Bethany: “hundreds of burst vessels around her face and eyes”.

Bethany: “hundreds of burst vessels around her face and eyes”.

"Bethany's mum visited today to find her with hundreds of burst vessels around her face and eyes." Beth has been exposed to a known trigger, (relentlessly and for hours I suspect), seemingly with no strategies to prevent the impact of the trigger becoming harmful.  As a result of experiencing unmanageable stress, she became distressed and used her … Continue reading Bethany: “hundreds of burst vessels around her face and eyes”.

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Bethany is back in the cell

Bethany is back in the cell

Four days ago (27th October) Jeremy, Beth's Dad, reported that she was back in seclusion - not the cell, in a two-room arrangement, but (crucially) with no hatch.  So, no way of talking to anyone other than shouting through a door.  So no way of hearing phone calls.   It seems that passing her food involved … Continue reading Bethany is back in the cell

Bethany’s Dad Gives the Rest of the Story

Bethany’s Dad Gives the Rest of the Story

Last week, I was given the privilege of sharing the turning point in Bethany's story (see here).  Following a BBC exposé her dad was 'allowed' into a meeting about her and finally, experts on PDA were listened to.  A corner in her care was turned and she could finally see a way out of the … Continue reading Bethany’s Dad Gives the Rest of the Story

Restraint and Seclusion: A Mini-blog

Restraint and Seclusion: A Mini-blog

  "I trusted this member of staff to help me when I was feeling scared and then I saw her holding the door shut one day.  I could hear a kid screaming inside. Then I was confused because I had trusted her and I didn't know if she was nice anymore" It has come to … Continue reading Restraint and Seclusion: A Mini-blog