We are pleased to share that MacIntyre is one of just four organisations across the country to be granted certification against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019, with Bild Association of Certified Training.
The Restraint Reduction Network, alongside Health Education England produced a set of ethical training standards that protect human rights and support the minimisation of restrictive practices in social care.
In order to achieve the certification, MacIntyre staff have shown dedication and commitment to applying least restrictive practices when supporting people and providing high-quality care for the people we support, which complies with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019.
Belinda Bradley, Head of Positive Behaviour Support and Interim Head of No Limits for MacIntyre:
“Developing our own training, in line with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019, has enabled us to achieve a long-standing ambition to develop a training journey for staff, centered around MacIntyre’s Positive Behaviour Support strategy. The vast majority of our staff finish this training journey before learning anything restrictive at all and our ‘Human Rights and Non-Restrictive Strategies’ training day, means that many more teams are now able to respond to crisis behaviours non-restrictively. This bridges the gap between PBS and Physical Intervention (PI) training."
“The small number of teams who do go on to learn restrictive breakaway and physical interventions do so with a really clear understanding of ‘the MacIntyre Way’, of Positive Behaviour Support and of effective non-restrictive strategies. Our Training Needs Analyses and Curriculum Plans then mean that these staff only learn what they need to support the person or people they support in their setting.
Our Training is delivered by our PBS team and by local trainers who work in services where the training is needed. This combination allows training to be really contextualised for staff as the trainers know the people they are supporting. This also means that the trainers play an active role outside of the training room to embed learning through coaching, culture change and review of people’s plans.
Working towards Certification against the RRN Training Standards through the BILD ACT Certification Scheme has provided rigour to further advance our training. Feedback from staff teams so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we are already seeing real reductions in restrictive intervention planning and use for individuals as a result.”
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