The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards are a set of ethical training standards that protect human rights and support the elimination of unnecessary restrictive practices.
The RRN Training Standards:
- Protect people’s fundamental human rights and promote person centred, best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed.
- Improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them.
- Reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice.
- Increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs.
- Where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint.
Prof Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, said: “The NHS welcomes the publication of the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
These standards have been written to focus on ensuring training promotes human rights and supports cultural change necessary to reduce reliance on restrictive practices (rather than purely focus on technical skills).’