Positive and Safe Network Events, December 2019

The Restraint Reduction Network is pleased to announce its partnership with the Positive and Safe Network. The The Positive and Safe Network was re-established in November 2018 after a question was raised about whether health care providers would be interested in re-establishing the network previously run by Guy Cross and Ben Thomas in the Department of Health. The response was overwhelmingly positive and as a result 44 NHS Trusts and 8 Independent Providers have joined forces to participate in this network.

The network hosts events each quarter in different locations around the country to think together about a variety of topics to share best practice, latest research, and updates from the CQC and other national bodies on work aligned to reducing restrictions. It is open to anyone who shares a vision of reducing restrictive practices and would like to contribute and connect with others. As well as providing a network for the health sector, the network also welcomes people with lived experience, providers from social care and education and members of the Restraint Reduction Network Community of Practice.

Join us this December for events focusing on blanket restrictions, where there will be opportunity to contribute to the development of a framework to provide guidance for detecting, monitoring and assuring the use of blanket restrictions. We’re pleased to announce that booking for these events is now open, and can be accessed here.

We have two dates for this event:

Tuesday 17th December 2019: Tatchbury Mount Southern Health NHS Trust, Southampton view the programme here.

Friday 20th December 2019: The Mike Harris Learning and Development Centre, Rampton, Retford view the programme here.


If you think you have good practice to share in the area of blanket restrictions please email Sarah Leitch at s.leitch@bild.org.uk.

Host an event

If your trust would like to host a Positive and Safe event and you may also  have an idea of a topic would like to cover, please contact Community Coordinator, Emily Robinson, at e.robinson@bild.org.uk. We can help with the organisation of the event and support you to develop your programme.

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