Advonet and CHANGE are holding a free event next month to plan some work about people’s lived experience of being restrained in health and care settings. This is part of the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s restraint review.
The work aims to look at people’s experience of restraint and why it was used. Then, it will see what can be done to stop it being used.
The event will be launched with two short speeches. Then, we will ask people help us think through four questions. They are:

  • Key questions about restraint
  • Different ways of asking them
  • Different ways of reaching people who we would like to participate
  • How we will offer support to people who take part

These questions will be asked in groups, which will then be fed back to everyone else at the event.

Who is it for?

This planning event is for:

  • Health and social care staff
  • Parents and carers
  • People with lived experience of restraint, seclusion and segregation

Please note that this event isn’t about sharing experience of restraint, its purpose is to plan our work before hearing people’s stories.
After the event, there will be an opportunity for people concerned to contribute to the CQC’s restraint review. This can be done using the hashtag #CQCRestraintReview on social media.

Book a free place

Our event will take place on Friday 5th July from 10am to 12:30pm at the Leeds Town Hall. You can find the venue at this address:
Sullivan Room
Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow
To book a free place, please go to this link:

Lunch will be provided at the end of the event to say thanks to everyone who is coming.
We will release a programme nearer to the event. In the meantime, if you would like more information, please contact Advonet by email at [email protected] or by phone on 0113 244 0606.