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The Restraint Reduction Network is pleased to announce some of the fantastic speakers that will be presenting at this year’s conference.

This year’s theme is Working Together to Change Culture: reducing restraint in health, social care and education. We believe that by working together we – people with lived experience, family carers, practitioners and professionals – can change culture and reduce the use of restrictive practices.

We’re delighted to announce that our 2022 conference programme features a range of experts by experience, practitioners and professionals including:

Cynthia Delgado, Nurse Manager and Honorary Lecturer at Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney, Australia
Liz Durrant, Head of Quality Transformation (Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism) Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism and Specialised Commissioning Teams at NHS England
Professor Joy Duxbury OBE, Professor of Mental Health at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of RRN Steering Group
Professor Bridget Hamilton, Director, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
Jez Harris, Parent Carer Representative at HOPES programme’s Clinical Reference Group and Care Treatment Review panels
Lee Hollins, Quality Improvement Lead/Technical Advisor at Bild ACT
Dr Colin King MBE
Aji Lewis, mother of Seni Lewis, campaigner – the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 (Seni’s Law)
Oliver Lewis, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
Charlie McMillan, Chief Executive at Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)
Professor Robin Miller, CoSS Director of Global Engagement & National Demonstrators Lead, IMPACT, Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care at University of Birmingham
Beth Morrison, Founder at Positive & Active Behaviour Support Scotland (PABSS)
Iain Nisbet, Consultant Solicitor at Cairn Legal
Bengi O’Reilly, co-chair of the RRN board of Trustees, lived experience and Clinical Quality Lead supporting Quality Assurance and Improvement in the NHS
Jonathan Timbers, Policy Manager the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Alexis Quinn, Restraint Reduction Network Manager
• Representatives from Sunderland People First and Sheffield Voices

Click here to view the full programme.

Through keynotes, panels and workshops, delegates will explore current activity and recent developments seeking to reduce restrictive practices across the health, social care and education sectors.

By working together, we can push for a society which respects and protects people’s human rights, embedding a culture of respect across sectors. We believe that services can and should be safe, dignified and respect people’s autonomy and wellbeing.

We’ll explore the work that is being done – and still needs to be done – to tackle social injustices. We will debate and share good practice and discuss how to champion the rights of everyone we work with, so we can work collectively to eliminate the use of unnecessary restrictive practice.

Join us for Europe’s leading conference focused on reducing reliance on restrictive practices, taking place 3-4 November 2022 in Birmingham and online.

Click here to find out more and book your place.