The Restraint Reduction Network Steering Group includes representation from all relevant government departments, professional bodies, regulators, as well as leading academics and practitioners in the sector. The group’s responsibilities include:
- Overseeing the development of new training quality standards to ensure the safe use and reduction in the use of restrictive practices
- Overseeing the development of the RRN community
- Developing organisational and individual self-assessment tools to facilitate reduction in restrictive practices
- Overseeing the annual RRN conference to share research and best practice across the sector.
Members of the group include:
|Royal College of Psychiatrists||ADASS||BILD||NAPICU|
|Royal College of Nursing||Respond||British Institute of Human Rights||Caring Solutions|
|British Psychological Society||NHSi||VODG||NHS Confederation MH network|
|Department for Education||EHRC||Certitude||National College of Policing|
|NHS England||CQC||Cygnet||Edge Hill University|
|Department for Health and Social Care||Ofsted||Crisis Prevention Institute||Tizard Centre|
|HEE||MIND||SW London NHS||People with lived experience and families|
Our terms of reference can be downloaded here.
The Restraint Reduction Network operates sub-groups, details of which can be found below:
|Research Subgroup||Professor Joy Duxbury||j.Duxbury@mmu.ac.uk|
|Training Standards subgroup||Sarah Leitch||s.Leitch@bild.org.uk|
|Conference and Webinar Subgroup||Sarah Leitch (interim)||s.Leitch@bild.org.uk|
For administrative support to the subgroups, contact Charity Foulkes: C.Foulkes@bild.org.uk
The Restraint Reduction Network has appointed expert advisors in specialist areas of restraint reduction to provide advice and support to ensure RRN programmes are in line with the current evidence base and best practice.
Dr Edwin Jones, Specialist Advisor for Learning Disability – Wales
Beth Morrison, Specialist Advisor for Family Carers – Scotland
Jennifer Kilcoyne, Specialist Advisor for England
Dr Kevin Ann Huckshorn, International Specialist Advisor