The Restraint Reduction Network Community of Practice

The Restraint Reduction Network Community of Practice brings together experts in restraint reduction across sectors and experience. Whether you are someone with lived experience of restraint, an academic specialising in restraint, a frontline practitioner, psychologist, school teacher or are working with people who have severe mental health conditions, learning disabilities, dementia or autistic people, this community is for you.

We are a community seeking to equip one another to reduce restrictive interventions through using person-centred, proactive, preventative and therapeutic strategies. We share and discuss resources, tools, policies, research and personal experiences to encourage and inspire one another as we seek to improve quality of life for those at risk of restraint and the people who interact with them on a daily basis. 

The community meets online using a Facebook group. Join the conversation here.

You can also receive regular updates about the community of practice by signing up to our mailing list here.

We want our community to be a library of stories, sharing examples of good practice, celebrating success, sharing what we’ve learnt and what we’re finding challenging. If you have an example of good practice you’d like to share, you can use this case study template to share your work. Email submissions to 

The community of practice charter sums up what we are about as a community and sets the expectations that all who join the community must comply to: