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