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Conference 2019 Presentations

A delegate pack containing a programme and evaluation form will be available on the day of the conference.   

In the interests of environmental sustainability we will not be providing printed copies of the keynote presentations. We will add them to this page as they become available for you to download. 


Day 1


A journey to #flipthenarrative
Elly Chapple, Expert by Experience, CanDoELLA

Improving care through regulating restrictive practice
Rob Assall-Marsden, Care Quality Commission

Restraint and human rights framework
Rachel Fox, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Putting human rights at the heart of decision making
Sanchita Hosali, British Institute of Human Rights

Six core strategies: an organisational approach
Janice LeBel, PhD, ABPP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health



Delivering positive change in CAMHS using a collaborative approach to innovation
Andy Johnston, Andy Johnston Associates, and Arianna Lewis, Expert by Experience

Co-working with experts by experience: principles for practice
Katherine Smith and Lee Hollins, Restaint Reduction Network

I just want to warm up my ****ing pastie in the microwave! Unnecessary restrictive practices in services
Dr Edwin Jones, Swansea Bay University Health Board

An introduction into certification against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards
Glyn Connolly and Iris Benson, BILD Association of Certified Training

Three steps to positive practice
Siobham Rogan and Heather Hanna, Southern HSC Trust, Northern Ireland

Gender, restraint and seclusion workshop
Dr Rebecca Fish, Lancaster University

Practice leadership and reducing restrictive practices
Roy Deveau, The Tizard Centre, University of Kent

‘It’s not just numbers’: A data informed approach to reducing restrictive practices
Dr Andrew Hider, Ludlow Stree Healthcare Group

Reducing seclusion and long term segregation
Danny Angus, Expert by Experience , Merseyside NHS Trust

NTW successful restraint reduction
Keith Reid, NTW Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Seclusion in schools – identifying it them eliminating its use
Beth Morrison, PABSS and Kate Sanger, Expert by Experience


Day 2


Reducing seclusion and long-term segregation – a systemic approach
Dr Jennifer Kilcoyne, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Understanding key components of interventions to reduce restrictive practices
John Baker, University of Leeds

Ethics and the Swedish legal system concerning restraint and restraint reduction 
Petra Bjorne, City of Malmo

Experiences of seclusion on locked wards
Dr Rebecca Fish, Lancaster University

Overmedication of people with learning disabilities and what can be done Dr Rory Sheeran, University College London



Using PBS to create a positive school culture in order to reduce restrictive interventions
Gemma Nicholls and Richard Chapman, Calthorpe Academy

How to reduce restrictive practices by creating dementia friendly services
Dr Karen Dodd, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust

The National Reducing Restrictive Practice Collaborative
Emily Cannon, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Matthew Milarski, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

‘SEE ME’ – considering a human rights based approach to reducing restrictive practices
James Ridley, Edgehill University

Well, that was easy: making culture change and moving away from restraint use
Janice LeBel, PhD, ABPP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Jake Lucas, RSW, MBASW, Chief Executive at Novalis Trust

From trauma informed to trauma organised  and back again
Janice LeBel, PhD, ABPP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Jake Lucas, RSW, MBASW, Chief Executive at Novalis Trust