Positive and Safer Community Gathers Pace


The Department of Health Positive and Safe Champions initiative has today (25th February) launched its own section for sharing learning and resources on the 6cs website.  

Maybo supports the initiative which aims to reduce the need for restrictive interventions through sharing good practice.

The site contains helpful information for learning disability and mental health services and you can download the latest Positive and Safe newsletter which features Minister for Care, Norman Lamb's presentation at the recent Positive and Safe Champions Network.

Commenting on putting restraint reduction into practice the Minister said, “Your restrictive intervention reduction plans set out your strategies for achieving this. The Care Quality Commission will want to see those plans as part of their inspections, they – and more importantly your service users – will then be able to see the progress you are making.”

“Developing the plans is not a tick box exercise.  By developing and implementing a restrictive interventions reduction plan, you are making sure the care you give improves and also, critically, keeps staff safer as well.”

He went on to emphasise that data is 'completely critical' and 'has to be at the heart of everything we do'. He added, “As we progress with our work on Positive and Safe, we should remember that we need to be as transparent as possible – to show that it is possible to reduce the use of restraint, to show that we are improving care and to share our ideas across the country.”


“We need to share data on restrictive interventions to identify the comparative strengths and weaknesses in organisations. The data on restrictive intervention currently being collected by the NHS Benchmarking Network will be published in March.”

Maybo’s Positive and Safer Champions initiative equips service based champions with the knowledge, skills, tools and resources to support restraint reduction and safety planning and learning. Contact us to find out more.



























Posted by Maybo on February 25, 2015



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