The Restraint Reduction Network runs a regular series of webinars on the first Wednesday of every other month from 12-1pm (UK time). The aim of these webinars is 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>
Thursday 22 July 2021, 10-11am BST – Marking the launch of the Welsh Reducing Restrictive Practice Framework, with a panel of representatives from Mencap, Public Health Wales, Learning Disability Wales, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Bild and family members with lived experience – Register here
Wednesday 3 August 2021, 12-1pm BST – Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018: What does ‘negligible use of force’ mean? – Register here
Wednesday 14 September 2021, 12-1pm BST – Blanket Restrictions, with Alexis Quinn – Register here
Wednesday 27 October 2021, 12-1pm GMT – Inequalities and the use of restrictive practices, with Dr Ada Hui – Register here
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:
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
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>