Training services that are certified as meeting the RRN training standards are a requirement for NHS commissioned services and an expectation for CQC regulated services across health and social care from April 2021. By being certified by Bild Association of Certified Training, organisations have demonstrated their training services comply with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
For training services to be certified, they must be delivered by:
- an approved training organisation
- be an approved curricula
- be delivered by an approved senior trainer or within an approved affiliate provider organisation.
If any of the above are not approved, the training is not certified (and therefore not compliant with NHSE standard contact or CQC expectations).
Providers that are approved, either for their in house training or as an affiliate of a commercial training provider, will have a certificate from Bild Association of Certified Training containing the Restraint Reduction Network approved logo (to show inspectors).
Bild Association of Certified Training publishes a directory of certified training services that is publicly accessible and clearly shows the scope of certification. All aspects of the scope of certification must be published and publicly accessible for transparency, to meet the requirements of the International Standards which we are accredited to by UKAS. In addition this information can used by regulators such as CQC when gathering pre-inspection information.
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BILD Association of Certified Training has been set up to certify training services that include a restrictive intervention. We are licenced by the Restraint Reduction Network to certify services as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
Chair of Bild ACT - Teresa Sargent
Certification Director - Paul Keedwell
What do you need to know about certification?
- Use of Force Act statutory guidance (2021) states 'Training providers must be certified as complying with the RRN Training Standards'
- The NHS Standard contract requires that all training in Restrictive Practices must be Certified (by a UKAS accredited Certification Body) as meeting the Restraint Reduction Network Standards for all providers of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Secure services.
- CQC inspection expects providers to only use training that is certified and failure to do so is likely to be a breach of Regulation 18 relating to staff training.
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Certification of training against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards must also be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as complying with the ISO certification standards to ensure impartiality, credibility and integrity.
BILD Association of Certified Training have been granted accreditation by UKAS as meeting the ISO standards for certification. (Customer number 10766).
Who should apply for certification?
We already have more than 70 organisations currently working towards certification against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards. Training providers should apply where their training:
- has a restrictive intervention component,
- are either in-house (eg within an NHS Trust) and/or a commercial organisation, and who provide training to health, social care or education in the UK.
How long does the process take?
The certification process takes approximately one year to complete and lasts for three years. During this time, 20% of training curricula, senior trainers and affiliate organisations will be observed. Visit the Certification Process page here.
Organisations who are working towards certification
Ambulnz Community Partners Ltd
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
Be Positive (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)
Care Consultants North East
CBA Care Training Limited (CBAT)
Central and North West London Nhs Foundation Trust
Cheshire & Wirral NHS Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Filey Care and Support
Future Directions CIC
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Green Light PBS Ltd
Guarding Solutions and Training Services (GSTS Ltd)
Hampshire County Council, L&D Team PBS Training Pathway
HealthCare Academi Cymru
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds & York NHS Foundation Trust
PBS General Services
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
+ProActive Approaches Group
Royal Mencap Society
Safe Approach Training
Safe Schools Ltd
Secure Care UK
Simplecare Training Academy Ltd
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sunderland Care & Support
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (PMVA)
The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Trained Up Ltd
Veritas Social Care Training