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Restraint & Safety: Prediction, prevention and management of challenging, disruptive and violent behaviour, and the safer use of force

This Conference is now Closed

The First International Conference of the Safety Without Compromise Expert Group
Restraint & Safety
An international perspective & some cautionary tales
Prediction, prevention and management of challenging, disruptive and violent behaviour, and the safer use of force

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Find out about virtual attendance

Violence, aggression, challenging and disruptive behaviour are problems encountered by many organisations with some managing the issues better than others. The aim of this one-day virtual CPD conference is to share best practice, explain how to reduce the use of force and restrictive interventions, improve safety, and minimise the risk of harm to everyone involved.

Learn from leading experts from the UK, USA, Israel and Australia to help ensure that your service keeps abreast of best practice and maintains safety in this complex area where legislation, guidance and policy frequently change and often collide.

Why attend?
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce and improve the use of restrictive interventions in practice
  • Update your knowledge of national developments including the recommendations Out of Sight, Who Cares, the CQC October 2020 review of restraint, seclusion and segregation for autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition
  • Understand how Covid-19 affects training and refresher training
  • 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
  • Develop a quality improvement approach to reducing violence in your service
  • Understand how to work in partnership with police, and the police role in restraint 
  • Gain an understanding of the medical issues that can lead to violent and challenging behaviour
  • Learn how a behaviour management and physical interventions programme is made safer by a medical review
  • 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 evidence

Chair and Speakers include

Eric Baskind

Senior Lecturer in Law, Consultant and Expert Witness in Violence Reduction and the Safer Use of Force
Liverpool John Moore’s University

Jim Snipe

Lead AWARE Trainer
Alfred Health Australia

Tom Smith

President & CEO
Wrap Technologies USA

Dr Anthony Bleetman

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Specialist Committee Member, Violence and Aggression National Quality Standard, NICE and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor University of Warwick Medical School

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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