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Save the date for this year’s conference

Save the date for this year’s conference

Reducing the use of restrictive practices is a significant part of protecting and respecting people’s human rights. It’s everybody’s responsibility to ensure their use is minimised.

This conference is a meeting point for people who want to learn from each other about how to best support vulnerable people without needing to resort to applying unnecessary restraints and restrictions that have a traumatic impact on everyone.

This event has international and UK based speakers who will present both new ideas and review existing practices at both the individual and organisational level, and who will also remind us of the importance of our endeavours. There will be a wide range of practice based workshops to inspire and create debate.

We looking forward to welcoming a wide range of speakers, some of whom are listed below:

  • Bruce Adamson, Children’s Commissioner, Scotland
  • Petra Bjorne, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr Rebecca Fish, Lancaster University, England
  • Dr Rory Sheeran, University College, England

More will be confirmed shortly.

Th programme will also include practical workshops on organisational interventions, service interventions, schools and children and young people, services for older people, specific practices and collaborative interventions involving families and people with lived experience.

Where and When?

This year’s conference will take place from the 12-13 November 2019 in Bristol. Our venue is the Bristol Marriott in the City Centre.