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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:

Tuesday 2 February 2021, 2-3pm GMT – rights, consent and the use of restraint around the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations, with Jim Ridley, Paula Hopes, Dave Atkinson, Lucy Bray, Sarah Leitch and Edwin Jones – Register here>

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 12-1pm GMT: The Glasgow Violence Reduction Unit’s approach to trauma informed policing, with Niven Rennie – Register here> 

Wednesday 14 April 2021, 12-1pm GMT – The ECHR review on the use of data in schools to support the reduction of restrictive practices, with Mark Wright – Register here>

Wednesday 14 July 2021, 10-11am GMT – Factors associated with long-term use of restrictive interventions, with Ben Richardson – Register here>

More will be added shortly.

Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards mini-series

April 1 will mark 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 are running a mini-series of webinars over 1 week, from March 31-April 6 2021.

Wednesday 31 March 2021, 12-1pm GMT – An introduction to the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards, with Sarah Leitch – Register here>

Thursday 1 April 2021, 10-11am GMT – The Certification Scheme: how it works, with Glyn Connolly and Iris Benson – Register here>

Thursday 1 April 2021, 2-3pm GMT – Using the standards in inspections, presenter TBC

Tuesday 6 April 2021, 10-11am GMT – Meeting the RRN standards: developing a practical action plan, presenter TBC

Tuesday 6 April 2021, 2-3pm GMT – Towards safer services, with Keith Reid – Register here>

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>

Deborah James – Narratives Around Children with Challenging Behaviour: A site for culture change in education?  Become an RRN Member to access webinar recordings>