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RRN Post Incident Debriefing guidance published by Plena Inclusion in Spain

The Restraint Reduction Network is pleased that Plena Inclusion, Spain, has recently published a Spanish-language translation of our Post Incident Debriefing guidance – Guía de debriefing post-incidente – Plena inclusión ( Post Incident Debriefing is an essential strategy for reducing restrictive practices. Post Incident Debriefing helps people in health care settings, and the staff that support them, to receive the emotional support ... Read More »

RRN responds to Dispatches exposure of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Just a week after the Panorama exposure of the Edenfield Centre, in which the shocking treatment of patients was reported, we are saddened to witness another example of poor and unacceptable health care in Britain. The latest Channel 4 Dispatches documentary features the Essex Partnership University Trust and spotlights the continuing safety concerns highlighted for the past 10 years by ... Read More »

The Restraint Reduction Network is pleased to announce some of the fantastic speakers that will be presenting at this year’s conference.

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, family carers, practitioners and professionals – can change culture and reduce the use of restrictive practices. We’re delighted to announce that our 2022 conference programme features a range of experts by ... Read More »

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 »