In 2014, the Department of Health published a report called ‘Positive and Safe’, which focused on helping service providers to reduce restraint and other restrictive practices.
Restraint means holding someone, or using medication or equipment, to stop people doing what they want or make them do something they don’t want. Restrictive practices are other things that staff might do to stop people who use services doing what they want.
As part of the ‘Positive and Safe’ initiative, providers have been asked to publish an annual report highlighting their work on reducing restrictive intervention. You can download our report by clicking on the button to the right.
You can find out more about the government programme by visiting the www.gov.uk website here.