Important Update


Please note from 01/06/2024 some certification annual fees will be increasing by approximately 5.5%.

Please see the table below for a full list of all our fees effective from June 2024.







For existing affiliate organisations, the uplift in affiliate fees will apply from the next annual statement.

The Customer Handbook will be updated in due course.

Please direct any queries to [email protected]


NHSE Statement on Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Certified Training for Agencies supplying staff into Mental Health Units


The following statement was made by NHSE in a recent Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism bulletin:

Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) Certified Training for Agencies supplying staff into Mental Health Units

Following the publication of the statutory guidelines that support the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018, Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 - Statutory guidance for NHS organisations in England, and police forces in England and Wales ( we were made aware that staffing agencies and training providers who work with them struggled to ensure all agency staff received RRN certified training. Therefore, a ‘catch-up’ period was agreed which enabled agencies to ensure all staff are trained in RRN compliant training, thus achieving compliance with duties under the Use of Force Act.
It was agreed that from April 1st 2023, to March 31st 2024 agencies would be working towards certification for their staff. Staffing from agencies should meet the standards from 1st April 2024.

The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act requires that staff working in Mental Health Units have completed training which has been formally certified against the RRN Training Standards. It is recognised that this will include staff who are supplied to work in Mental Health Units via agencies.
The RRN worked with Health Education England to produce a set of training standards that protect safety, human rights and support the minimisation of restrictive practice.
Bild [ACT] have been working to ensure service providers and specialist training providers have had an opportunity to certify their training against the RRN Training Standards. Catch up guidance was supported by Director of Nursing colleagues and CQC with clear deadlines and expectations around compliance. The guidance covered the period April 1st, 2023, to March 31st, 2024.

From 1st April 2024 onwards we expect Trusts to utilise agency staff only where the agency can evidence staff conform with RRN compliant training, to ensure compliance with duties under the Use of Force Act and consistency of approach.


Launch of New Certification Logos


This week Bild ACT are pleased to launch a new suite of certification logos for the use of certified training services, affiliate organisations, and organisations who are working towards certification.  These will be emailed directly depending on the organisations progression on their Certification journey.  Please see more information here


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