Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings : guidance (NG10)
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
- Publication date:
- 28 May 2015
This guideline covers the short-term management of violence and aggression in adults (aged 18 and over), young people (aged 13 to 17) and children (aged 12 and under). It is relevant for mental health, health and community settings. The guideline aims to safeguard both staff and people who use services by helping to prevent violent situations and providing guidance to manage them safely when they occur.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- principles for managing violence and aggression
- anticipating and reducing the risk of violence and aggression
- preventing violence and aggression
- using restrictive interventions in inpatient psychiatric settings
- managing violence and aggression in emergency departments, and community and primary care settings
- managing violence and aggression in children and young people
Who is it for?
- Healthcare professionals
- Adults, young people and children with a mental health problem who use services in mental health, health and community settings, and their families and carers
Is this guideline up to date?
We checked this guideline in December 2019 and it will be updated.
Guideline development process
This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG25 (February 2005).