Our webinars

The Restraint Reduction Network runs a regular series of webinars which aim 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 upcoming webinars with links to registration, and all our webinars are recorded and can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

As well as our regular series of webinars, we a currently running a series every Thursday from 21 May- 25 June to share guidance and best practice around finding the least restrictive solutions to Covid-19 problems and upholding human rights during this particularly challenging period. Find out more about this webinar series here>

Upcoming webinars:

We will be announcing more free webinars soon. Click here to subscribe to our mailing list and we’ll let you know when these are scheduled.

Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards mini-series

April 1 marked 2 years since the launch of the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards, and from April 2021 the CQC will expect all services across health and social care to only use training in restrictive practices that is certified as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.

To mark this, and help you practically comply with the Standards, we ran a mini-series of webinars about the RRN Training Standards. Recordings can be accessed below.

An introduction to the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards, with Sarah Leitch – Watch the recording here>

The RRN Training Standards: what service providers need to know, with Ben Higgins, Aji Lewis, Sarah Leitch, Glyn Connolly, Guy Cross, Marie Lovell and Bill Fox – Watch the recording here>

The Certification Scheme: how it works, with Glyn Connolly and Iris Benson – Watch the recording here>

Meeting the RRN Training Standards: developing a practical action plan, with Lee Hollins and Lewys Beames – Watch the recording here

Coming soon – Towards safer Services, with Keith Reid

Dates and registration for these next webinars will be available soon.

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Catch up on the webinars you might have missed:

3rd August 2022

Psychotropic Medication in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inpatient Services – A Quality Improvement Project.

Presented by: Anne Webster, Dr Shermin Imran, David Gill, David Branford and Kirsten Peebles 

Chair: Sarah Leitch

Overview: This webinar is an opportunity for attendees to find out more about how they can participate in this project, which goes live in September 2022.

The session will help you understand your practice in relation to use of psychotropic medication with children and young people and will give you the opportunity to compare your practice to other inpatient units through a benchmarking dashboard.


Professor Joy Duxbury – Six Core Strategies of Restraint Reduction

Dr Gary LaVigna – The Elephant Sitting Behind the Elephant in the Room

Dr Brodie Paterson – Trauma informed care

Nick Horne and Iris Benson – Working alongside people with lived experience to inform restraint reduction planning

Roy Deveau – Using Data to Influence, Manage and Reduce Restrictive Practices


Geoff Brennan – An introduction to SafeWards

Dr Alick Bush and Jennifer Howard – Reduction of long-term Psychotropic use for Behaviour Management: The Bermuda experience

Laura Higgins – Reducing restrictive practices in a secure service by using positive behaviour support


John Baker – Reducing restrictive practices: understanding key intervention components 

Andy Johnston – Towards Safer Services

Dr Michael Nunno – The impact of organisational climates and cultures on critical incidents and the use of restraints

Jennifer Kilcoyne and Danny Angus – Reducing the use of physical restraint through the ‘No Force First’ programme 

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018: What does ‘negligible use of force’ mean?

Alexis Quinn – Reducing the use of blanket restrictions

Dr Ada Hui – Inequalities and the use of restrictive practices

Alexis Quinn, Carlyn Miller, Clair Brown, Andrea Attree and Salli Midgely – Surveillance – a rights-based approach

Finding the least restrictive solutions to COVID-19 problems – find out more about this webinar series here>

Deborah James – Narratives Around Children with Challenging Behaviour: A site for culture change in education?- Become an RRN Member to access webinar recordings>

Niven Rennie – The Scotland Violence Reduction Unit’s approach to trauma informed policing – Become an RRN Member to access webinar recordings>

The Restraint Reduction Network – Rights, consent and the use of restraint around the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations (parts 1 & 2), with Jim Ridley, Sally Brown, Paula Hopes, Dave Atkinson, Lucy Bray, Alexis Quinn and Edwin Jones – View here> 

RRN Department for Education consultation on restrictive practices in schools – 25 April 2023

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