Our second story of today for Advocacy Awareness Week 2022 is about the Restraint, Seclusion and Segregation (RSS) Project we ran in 2019-2020 with our CHANGE team for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Its’ aim was to share stories of people who have experienced RSS in care settings, to ensure that their voices are heard and that RSS would not be used in such settings.

In 2019-20, we were asked by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to listen to people who have experienced restraint, seclusion and segregation in care settings.

The project aimed to make sure that, by learning from what participants had told us, people’s right to be safe from inhuman or degrading treatment would be upheld more often in care settings.

It is terrible that since then, there has been no improvement despite the many reports of RSS being used in care settings since, such as at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich.

RSS Project report

To read the findings of the project, the CQC produced a report, which can be found on their website. To read a PDF copy of it, please click here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20201021_rssreview_livedex.pdf