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Author Archives: Kelly Harrison

The RRN response to the Panorama exposure of abuse at Edenfield Centre 

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN), like many others, are deeply saddened by the recent Panorama footage of the Edenfield Centre near Manchester and the shocking treatment of patients such as Olivia and Harley. Mental health services should be therapeutic places of safety where people are supported. Clearly this has not been the experience of Olivia or Harley. Instead, they have been ... Read More »

The Restraint Reduction Network welcomes the Westminster Government’s confirmation of changes to guidance relating to the use of restrictive practices in schools.

Following a range of recommendations made to the Department for Education by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) the Westminster Government has confirmed it will: Provide new guidance on restraint in schools to promote de-escalation practices to avoid restraint Bring into force primary legislation, contained in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, to make the recording of ... Read More »

Early bird booking open for RRN Conference 2022

Early bird booking is now open for the Restraint Reduction Network Conference 2022. Join us for Europe’s leading conference focused on reducing reliance on restrictive practices, taking place 3-4 November 2022 in Birmingham and online.  This year’s theme is Working Together to Change Culture: reducing restraint in health, social care and education.We believe that by working together we – people with lived experience, ... Read More »

Restraint Reduction Network responds to BBC Scotland investigation on long term segregation

Yesterday (Monday 15 August), BBC Scotland and BBC Disclosure reported the results of an investigation showing people with learning disabilities and autistic people being locked in secure hospitals and psychiatric wards in Scotland for decades. Through a Freedom of Information request, the BBC found that 15 people had been living in hospital for over 20 years, and at least another ... Read More »

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is looking for exceptional part-time tutors.

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is looking for exceptional part-time tutors to join us in supporting learners on our new Reducing Restrictive Practices Qualifications.   We are delighted with the interest in our new qualifications and are now looking to expand our team of excellent tutors supporting learners through our two blended learning programmes: Certificate in Reducing Restrictive Practices (level ... Read More »

Share your views – Consultation on V2 of the RRN Training Standards

Today, the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) has launched a consultation on the development of version 2 of the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards. The RRN would like to invite organisations and individuals who have encountered the Training Standards to share their views on what might be included in version 2. To share your views, please click here to complete the ... Read More »

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 »

Towards Safer Services

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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 »