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Author Archives: Kelly Harrison

A Changed School: Calthorpe Academy

Principal Richard Chapman and his team picked up an award which recognised how the school has reduced reliance on restrictive practice at the 2018 Restraint Reduction Network Conference. This positive story of good practice illustrates how the principles laid out in the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards can be applied in practice with positive results.  Listen to Richard speak about ... Read More »

Seni Lewis

You may not know us, but we want to tell you about something very personal that shattered our lives and changed our family forever. This is a photo of our son Seni with his grandmother. Everything you need to know about him is here in this beautiful picture. He was our baby and a gentle giant. He hated bullying and ... Read More »

Scottish Children’s commissioner report on restraint and seclusion in schools

On Friday 14/12/18, the Scottish Children’s Commissioner is to publish a report on restraint and seclusion in schools. Parent, Founder and CEO of Positive & Active Behaviour Support Scotland, Beth Morrison, writes her response to the report below. The way we treat our children, especially those who have no voice or cannot use words to communicate reflects who we are as ... Read More »

Working together to reduce restrictive practices – February 2019 Conference

Thank you to everyone who came to our February 2019 conference, which was held in partnership with BILD and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The event took place on 5th February at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London.  Our keynote speakers included Tim Kendall, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health and Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of ... Read More »

Save the date – Working Together to Reduce Restrictive Practices conference

We are delighted to announce a new conference which we will be hosting in partnership with BILD and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, on 5 February, 2019. Working Together to Reduce Restrictive Practices will be held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prescot Street, London. Our key note speakers include Tim Kendall, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, ... Read More »

Our webinars

The Restraint Reduction Network runs a regular series of webinars on the first Wednesday of every other month from 12-1pm (UK time). The aim of these webinars is to share the most up-to-date knowledge and best practice to reduce reliance on restrictive practices and make a real difference in the lives of people. This page contains a list of our ... Read More »

In defence of the indefensible: RRN Chair Joy Duxbury gives her Professorial Lecture

Professor Joy Duxbury will be giving her Professorial Lecture, ‘In defence of the indefensible: The use of physical restraint in health and social care settings – The Sequel’ on Tuesday 11 September. Joy has been working on minimising restrictive and coercive practices in health and social care settings now for several years. This has included working with service users, staff, ... Read More »

32 women die after being restrained

New research published today by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk,  reveals 32 women have died after experiencing restraint over a five-year period.  The data, on patients detained under the Mental Health Act, suggest women were more likely to have restraint-related deaths than men between 2012/13 and 2016/17. Katharine Sacks Jones, the Director of Agenda and co-chair ... Read More »