​2014 CPI European Conference

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CPI Restraint Reduction Conference
Conference Aston, Birmingham
26th – 27th June 2014
The Restraint Reduction NetworkTM
Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Restrictive Practices
Conference Theme:
Organisational Approaches to Restraint Reduction

CPI will be hosting the very first Restraint Reduction Network conference on 26th – 27th June at the Aston Conference Centre in Birmingham. The Restraint Reduction NetworkTM is an independent network which brings together committed organisations providing education, health and social care services for people who may challenge with the aim of sharing a common commitment to ensure restraint is minimised and the abuse or misuse of coercive or restrictive practices is prevented.

This first conference brings together service providers, commissioners, regulators and campaign bodies and will seek to address the issues faced across the range of health, social care and education organisations as they seek to provide a person-centred service aimed at improving the quality of life of those in their care. It will seek to answer some of the questions raised by the government’s two year ‘Positive and Proactive Care’ programme and set an agenda for change which all organisations can follow

Keynote speakers currently confirmed include:
  • Dave Atkinson, DoH Lead on Positive and Safe guidance
  • Ian Hulatt, Mental Health Policy Advisor , Royal College of Nursing
  • Jim Thomas and Marie Lovell, Skills for Care
  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
  • Professor Len Bowers,  Professor of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • Joy Duxbury, Professor of Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire

In addition there will also be representatives from BILD , a range of childrens and adults service providers, carer representatives and the ‘Mental Health Cop’ speaking and providing workshops. Among the workshops there will be sessions on service user perspectives, on PBS, on influencing organisational culture, staff confidence and managing change and a host of other topics.

For more details on the conference schedule, keynote speakers and workshops, or to download a copy of the conference brochure and registration form please click on the links above and to the left.