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Sunday 13 October 2019
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Certification - Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019


BILD no longer accredits training against the Code of Practice 2014. A new certification scheme has been set up under BILD Association of Certified Training, a subsidiary of BILD. This scheme certifies training against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019.

The scheme certifies training across: 

  • education, health and social care 
  • children and adult services        
  • for people with mental health conditions, dementia, learning disabilities and people with autism 


The Standards aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. They are designed to: 

  • 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


The scheme includes training needs analysis to ensure training is proportional to the needs of the population and setting. There is also increased scrutiny and surveillance of curricula, senior trainers and affiliated organisations. 

 Find out more about the scheme