Individual Membership

We are delighted you are interested in joining the RRN. Our members work to influence and improve practice through their commitment to reducing restrictive practices.

Membership is open to everyone who shares this commitment. This includes people with lived experience, family members, carers, academics, practitioners and professionals working across education, health, social care and forensic settings.

If you join us as an individual, you are demonstrating your personal commitment to reducing restrictive practices. If your employer is an organisational member of the Restraint Reduction Network, you can still join as an individual.

Member benefits

Members enjoy access to member discounts on events and conferences, receive the bi-annual RRN Members’ newsletter and will be first to hear of new resources and learning materials. Members are granted exclusive rights to use the Restraint Reduction Network Individual Member logo on your email footer to demonstrate your commitment to reducing restrictive practices.

As a member, you become part of a global community sharing experiences, research and practice to improve services, protect human rights and reduce the use of restraint. Reducing restrictive practices is a challenging journey for individuals and organisations to undertake alone – by working together, collaborating, sharing experience and practice we can ensure that services are safe, dignified and rights-respecting.

Joining the RRN

Joining the Restraint Reduction Network demonstrates your commitment to play a role in the global restraint reduction movement and to enact change within your own practice.

To gain all the benefits of membership for free, all we ask is that you pledge to take one action, however small, to support the reduction of restraint and restrictive practices.

How to join

Fill in our individual membership form here and let us know what you have committed to do to reduce restrictive practices.

Once we have your form, pledges will be quality checked and, if approved, we will email you with information on how to access to our member benefits and your Individual RRN Member logo.

What actions could I take?

You may want to raise awareness of the trauma caused by harmful restraint, and alternative positive and safe ways to work alongside people. You may commit to learn more about alternative, preventative approaches. Or you may decide to take training courses to increase your skills and gain new ideas to reduce restrictive practices. There is so much that we can do together as a community to make an impact.

Questions about membership

Contact us at [email protected]