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Author Archives: Kelly Harrison

Restraint Reduction Network responds to Scottish Government public consultation on draft guidance regarding the use of restraint in schools

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s public consultation on draft guidance on the use of restraint in schools, Included, engaged and involved part 3: A relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish schools.  The consultation represents a significant step forward. Amongst the UK nations, Scotland leads the way in promoting best ... Read More »

RRN launches Post-Incident Debriefing and Support Toolkit

In autumn 2019, a National Quality Improvement Taskforce was established to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. The Taskforce seeks to make a rapid set of improvements in care, with delivery of the programme in 2022. The new RRN Post-Incident Debriefing and Support Toolkit was commissioned by NHS England ... Read More »

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The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) welcomes findings of a new report, published this month, “An evaluation of the implementation of the ‘Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Training Standards’ in mental health and learning disability settings.” Read More »

Greater London Community of Practice April Conference next week – still time to book your free place

The Restraint Reduction Network is a proud member of the Greater London Learning Disability and Autism Community of Practice. Next week, the Greater London Community of Practice is holding an in-person event in London – in association with Bild – exploring ‘Learning from COVID-19: What positives can we take away from the pandemic?’. The free event will take place on ... Read More »

RRN welcomes Northern Ireland Review of restraint and seclusion in educational settings

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) has welcomed the Department of Education for Northern Ireland’s report into a review of restraint and seclusion in educational settings. The report, published this week, has made six recommendations for change which are intended to ensure a consistent child centred approach is taken across all educational settings. The report has recommended that a legal article, ... Read More »

Restraint Reduction Network responds to Care Quality Commission’s Progress Report

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) has today (25.03.22) welcomed the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: Progress report (March 2020). The progress report found that many autistic people and people with a learning disability continue to experience inappropriate services within poor cultures that do not meet their individual needs. The report describes progress made on the 17 ... Read More »

Restraint Reduction Network are looking for tutors for our new qualifications

We are launching two new BTEC qualifications in April 2022! Level 4 Certificate in Reducing Restrictive Practices Level 5 Diploma in Practice Leadership in Reducing Restrictive Practices Are you interested in working for Restraint Reduction Network and share our mission? We are looking for part time tutors who are committed to reducing restrictive practices and have experience of developing and ... Read More »

RRN launches new qualifications for Reducing Restrictive Practice – sign up to access the Certificate-level now!

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is pleased to offer two new qualifications, created to have a direct influence on the quality of people’s lives.Both qualifications are a blend of self-directed learning, small group tutorials and workplace activities that will have a real impact within services.The qualifications are human rights based and are built on the foundation of the six core ... Read More »

Have your say! Mental Health Workforce Plan consultation for health and social care in Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales is consulting on the key actions which will form the foundations of the multi-professional mental health workforce plan for health and social care in Wales. The plan is being developed in response to the actions outlined in Together for Mental Health and will include all parts of the workforce who play a role in relation ... Read More »