What does the certification scheme do?
The scheme certifies training services that include a restrictive intervention component. The scheme certificates training services not providers, programmes or trainers by themselves.
Certified training services are the combination of approved curricula and authorised trainers who meet the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019.
In some cases, affiliated service providers who deliver the training provider’s model in-house may also deliver certificated training services on behalf of the training provider.
What is the purpose of certification?
The purpose of certification is to:
- demonstrate compliance with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards
- provide a quality mark to support commissioning of high quality training
- provide an enabling scheme that not only offers quality assurance but also supports a culture of continuous improvement
- provide a robust, effective, consistent system and to be equitable and impartial in its application. The certification scheme shall be accredited by UKAS as complying with ISO accreditation standards. The scheme is also governed by a government backed scrutiny and impartiality committee
- operate in an efficient, cost effective, and non-bureaucratic manner for training organisations
- reduce risks associated with poor training and practice
How will the scheme work?
The initial certification process can take from 6 to 12 months to complete. At the heart of the certification procedure is the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards self-assessment tool. The self-assessment tool has a simple red, amber and green (RAG) rating system and allows training providers to demonstrate through evidence that their programmes meet the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
The evidence they provide is scrutinised by an assigned assessor. The assessment also includes observations of training, the training process and reviews of customer feedback. Evidence is also scrutinised by an independent panel every three years, the panel includes someone with lived experience of restraint.
The Certification process:
2.Evaluation − self-evaluation and desktop scrutiny of evidence by assessor, plus observations of training, and the training process, and scrutiny of customer feedback
3.Review by scheme manager
5.Certification − award of certificated status
6.Maintaining certificated status
If you would like to find out more about your eligibility and the scope of the scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call contact 0121 415 6960.