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2018 Restraint Reduction Network Conference 

This event is still going ahead despite the inclement weather. We will update the website if the situation changes.

Minimising inequalities in reducing restrictive practice

5-6 March 2018, The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre

The Restraint Reduction Network is a community of practice which brings together committed organisations, practitioners and researchers who have a common aim. The network has an ambitious vision to deliver restraint-free care and support and make a real difference in the lives of people who rely on others for care and support.

This is the first Restraint Reduction Network Conference to be hosted by BILD and the theme is minimising inequalities in reducing restrictive practice. This event will bring together commissioners, service providers, regulators, and campaign bodies, and will provide a stimulating space for delegates to debate the issues facing the health, social care and education sectors.

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 sector who wishes to share good practice.

Confirmed speakers:

-  Anna Bjorkdahl, Sweden

-  Joy Duxbury, UK

-  Rafik Hamaiza and Rosalyn Mloyi, UK 

-  Theresa Joyce, UK

-  Michael Nunno, USA 

-  Katherine Sacks-Jones, UK

-  Kevin McKenna, Ireland

-  Beth Morrison, UK

-  Hazel Watson, UK

Submit a poster abstract

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 5 March and will be an opportunity for the RR community to share and celebrate success and innovation. There will be two categories - Good practice and Research/evaluation. The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2018.

Invitation to submit poster abstracts for
conference > 

The Restraint Reduction Network Leadership Awards 2018  

The Restraint Reduction Leadership Awards recognise good practice and contributions to the development of minimising the use of restraint in the lives of people who rely on others for care and support. The Awards aim to contribute to improving practice by recognising work of quality and quality of contribution over time.

The Restraint Reduction Network Awards will be presented during the conference and are a celebration of the best in reducing restrictive practices, both in the UK and internationally. The closing date for nominations is Monday 19 February 2018. 

Invitation to nominate >  

Want the delegates to see your work?

There will be a number of exhibition stand spaces available for organisations who wish to promote or present information about their services to delegates attending this event.   

Download the exhibitor pack >


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This event has been CPD Certified

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


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Event price

Two day conference attendance

BILD members   £295 + VAT*
Non members    £325 + VAT*

One day conference

Day delegate      £195
 + VAT

*Early bird offer

Book for two days by 31 January 2018 and get
10% discount. Discount does not apply to day delegate price.


Delegates will need to book their own accommodation, we have negotiated a special conference rate at the Holiday Inn hotel for Monday 5 March. Contact the hotel via www.hibirmingham.co.uk
or 0121 634 6200 to book a room, and quote the group code B17

How to book a place

Book online

Please visit our Eventbrite page to book your ticket >

Book by telephone 

For more information or to book a place by telephone, please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970 

Use the booking form 

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to:  

BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ.


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The BILD PI Training Accreditation Scheme (PITAS)

The BILD PI Training Accreditation Scheme provides external scrutiny of training providers (in an otherwise unregulated industry). 

The scheme focuses on universal elements of crisis management and supporting distressed people, and currently accredits 40 training organisations. 

Training around the use of Physical Interventions (PI) must be within a framework which underpins the reduction in the use of PI. 

Find out more >