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Respecting human rights and reducing restrictive practices

12-13 November 2019, Bristol Marriot Hotel City Centre

Reducing the use of restrictive practices is a significant part of protecting and respecting people’s human rights. It’s everybody’s responsibility to ensure their use is minimised.

This conference is a meeting point for people who want to learn from each other about how to best support vulnerable people without needing to resort to applying unnecessary restraints and restrictions that have a traumatic impact on everyone.

This event has international and UK based speakers who will present both new ideas and review existing practices at both the individual and organisational level, and who will also remind us of the importance of our endeavours. There will be a wide range of practice based workshops to inspire and create debate.

We looking forward to welcoming a wide range of speakers, some of whom are listed below:

  • Janice LeBel, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
  • Bruce Adamson, Children’s Commissioner, Scotland
  • Petra Bjorne, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr Rebecca Fish, Lancaster University, England
  • Dr Rory Sheeran, University College, England

The programme will also include practical workshops on organisational interventions, service interventions, schools, children and young people, services for older people, specific practices and collaborative interventions involving families and people with lived experience.

The Restraint Reduction Network is a community of committed organisations, practitioners and researchers with an ambitious vision to deliver restraint-free care and support. We aim to make a real difference in the lives of people who rely on others for care and support.

The network supports good practice sharing and collaborative working. This conference is CPD certified and is an opportunity to work with expert practitioners and contribute to the ongoing debate. The content is relevant to anyone working in the education, health or social care sectors who wishes to share good practice.

Book your place and find out more here.

Submit a poster

We have an exciting programme of high-profile experts and high quality learning opportunities at this year’s Restraint Reduction Network conference. To complement this we are inviting practitioners and researchers to submit an application to present a poster at this event.

Posters will be presented on 12 November where there will be an opportunity for the Restraint Reduction community to share and celebrate success and innovation. The closing date for submissions is Monday 23 September 2019. 

Submit your application here.

The Restraint Reduction Network Leadership Awards 2019  

The Restraint Reduction Leadership Awards recognise excellent practice and contribution to the evidence base of restraint reduction, both in the UK and internationally.

If you know someone who has developed innovative practice that has directly improved the quality of life for the people they support or made significant changes to practice, you could nominate them or encourage them to nominate themselves. This could be an individual nomination or a nomination for a team. 

The closing date for nominations is Monday 23 September 2019. 

Find out more about the awards, available categories and submitting your nomination/s here.

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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.



Event price

Two day conference attendance

BILD/RRN members: £434.00 per person + VAT*

Non-members: £479.00 per person+ VAT

Group Organisation Member (min 3 people): £411.50 per person + VAT

One day conference

BILD/RRN Member: £220.50 per person per day + VAT

Non-members: £245 + VAT 

Group Organisation Member (min 3 people): £208.25 per person per day

*Early bird offer for RRN and BILD members

Book for two days by 16 September at 23:59 and get
5% extra off the membership price. Early bird discount does not apply to the day delegate price or to non-members. 

RRN membership is free. Find out more and join the network here.

Find out more about BILD membership and join us here.


Delegates will need to book their own accommodation. BILD has negotiated a special rate for delegates who wish to book accommodation at the conference hotel - Bristol Marriott City Centre. Rooms must be booked before 30 September to use this rate. Click here to book your accommodation.

B&B Rate: £131.00 per room per night (single occupancy) inc. VAT

How to book a place

Book online

Please click here to book your place.


The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards

Commissioned by NHS, the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019 provide a national and international benchmark for training in supporting people who are distressed in education, health and social care settings.

These Standards will also be mandatory for all training with a restrictive intervention component that is delivered to NHS-commissioned services (England only) for people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, autistic people and people living with dementia in England. Implementation will be via commissioning requirements and inspection frameworks from April 2020.

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