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Offering certification for training services that include a restrictive intervention

Bild Association of
Certified Training

Who are we?

BILD Association of Certified Training is a new charity, 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 2019.

What do you need to know about certification?

Commissioning requirements and inspection frameworks are changing. NHS commissioned services and the Care Quality Commission will require certification of training services from April 2020. CQC will also expect services across health and social care to have certified training. FIND OUT MORE

Certification of training against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019 must also be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as complying with the ISO certification standards to ensure impartiality, credibility and integrity. We have been recommended for accreditation by UKAS as meetnig the ISO standards for certification. We hope to complete outstanding actions by the end of October 2019.

Who should apply for certification?

We already have more than 50 organisations currently working towards certification against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019. These include in-house training (eg within an NHS Trust) and commercial training providers. The first training organisations will be certified in Autumn 2019.

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.

Training standards

Bild Association of Certified Training is an independent charity and our work is overseen by our board of trustees chaired by Alan Jefferson. We are licensed by the Restraint Reduction Network to certify training services as complying with the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards 2019.

The Standards aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. They are designed to:

  • Protect people's fundamental human rights and promote person centred best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed
  • Improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them
  • Reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice
  • Increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs
  • Where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint. The scheme includes training needs analysis to ensure training is proportional to the needs of the population and setting. There is also increased scrutiny and surveillance of curricula, senior trainers and affiliated organisations.

Download the certification Scheme Handbook here.

Download the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards here.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about your eligibility and the scope of the scheme, please fill in this form, or call us on:

0121 415 6960

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