Apply now for the HOPE(S) Diploma to Reduce Long-Term Segregation

The RRN is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Diploma Practice Leadership in the HOPE(S) Model of Care to Reduce Long-Term Segregation.

The HOPE(S) model is an ambitious human rights-based approach to working with people in solitary confinement, developed from research and clinical practice. Following a successful pilot in 2023, the next cohort will start 16th September 2024.

The model was developed by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. It reduces the use of solitary confinement sometimes experienced by autistic adults, adults with a learning disability and children and young people.

This innovative diploma provides the foundation of the key principles of the HOPE(S) model and supports practitioners to engage in collaborative working and proactive leadership with front line clinicians, the person and their family.

Developed for those working with people in solitary confinement, the diploma seeks to:

  • Protect people’s fundamental human rights.
  • Improve the quality of life of those being restricted and staff supporting them.
  • Give learners confidence, knowledge and skills to challenge and support improvements in practice.
  • Promote person centred, best interest and therapeutic approaches.
  • Reduce reliance on solitary confinement and other restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on wellbeing, reduction, prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice.

Applications are open until 5th August 2024. A 10% early bird discount is available until Friday 21st June.

Visit the HOPE(S) qualification webpage for full details and to apply.

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