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Our webinars

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>

Upcoming webinars:

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 12-1pm GMT, Narratives Around Children with Challenging Behaviour: A site for culture change in education? With Deborah James. Find out more and register for the webinar here>

We are developing our next series of webinars, and will add information here as soon as we can. If you’d like to receive information about our webinar programmes, sign up to the mailing list here>

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 new webinar series here>