AEGIS supports Restraint Reduction

March 31, 2016
Jim ODwyer

Today, AEGIS registered with the Restraint Reduction Network™ - an independent network of people and organisations committed, in common purpose, to the creation of restraint-free services and the eradication of abusive misuse of restraint.

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The Restraint Reduction Network ™ provides a forum for sharing experiences and best practice - and it's free to join.

Making the 'vision' reality is signposted with Six Key Restraint Reduction Strategies.

Strategy One: Leadership.
The organisation develops a mission, philosophy and guiding values which promote non-coercion and the avoidance of restraint. Executive leaders commit to developing a restraint reduction plan which is implemented and measured for continuous improvement.

Strategy Two: Performance Measurement.
The organisation takes a ‘systems’ approach and identifies performance measures which determine the effectiveness of its restraint reduction plan and which measure key outcomes for customers.

Strategy Three: Learning and Development.
The organisation develops its staff with the knowledge and skills to understand and prevent crisis behaviour. Training is provided which gives staff the key competencies and supports the view that restraint is used as a last resort to manage risk behaviour associated with aggression, violence and acute behavioural disturbance.

Strategy Four:
Providing Personalised Support. The organisation uses restraint reduction tools which inform staff and shape personalised care and support to customers.

Strategy Five:
Communication and Customer Focus. The organisation fully involves customers in a variety of roles within the service, identifies the needs of customers and uses these to inform service provision and development.

Strategy Six:
Continuous Improvement. The principle of post-incident support and learning is embedded into organisational culture.

Are you ready to commit to reducing restraint?

Join us!

Learn more at restraintreductionnetwork.org