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Restraint Reduction Network responds to Scottish Government public consultation on draft guidance regarding the use of restraint in schools

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s public consultation on draft guidance on the use of restraint in schools, Included, engaged and involved part 3: A relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish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 »

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 »