This conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and ensuring adherenceto the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression.“Patients were restrained 22,000 times in NHS mental health hospitals alone in 2018. The majority of such restraintsare preventable. “The over-reliance on Restrictive Practices when supporting vulnerable people who becomedistressed is an ongoing and significant concern.” The Restraint Reduction Network 2019The Care Quality Commission announced they are to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregationfor people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism. The review has been commissionedby the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock. The CQC will take forward this work and havereported on interim findings in May 2019, with a full report by March 2020.Benefits of attending• Network with colleagues who are working to reduce and improve the use of restrictive interventions in practice• Reflect on the lived experience of people who have experienced restraint and how you can work with them toimprove practice• Update your knowledge national developments and learning including the findings from the Care QualityCommission review• Understand what restraint is and what it is not• Improve your skills in the anticipation, de-escalation and prevention of violence and aggression• Learn from outstanding practice as recognized by CQC in reducing restrictive interventions• Implement the 2019 National Training Standards to improve training in supporting people in distress: Certificationof compliance with these standards will be a requirement in NHS commissioned and CQC regulated services fromApril 2020• Ensure best practice in the use of restraint including mechanical restraint, rapid tranquillisation and seclusion• Understand new legal developments including the Liberty Protection Safeguards and implications of the 2019Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act• Understand how to develop effective post incident debriefing• Identify key strategies for reducing restraint and reducing harm from all kinds of restraint• Self-assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence100% of delegates at our last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague