Minimization of Restrictive Practice (MRP) Peer Network

Bringing together Leaders Responsible for Minimizing Restrictive Practice

This new network connects identified Directors & Senior Managers across community based services, who are responsible for articulating the organisational vision and strategy to minimise the use of restrictive practices across all services. In a shared safe space, peers meet to discuss policy, procedure and practice.

It aims to support organisations to fulfil the responsibilities of minimising restrictive practice, as outlined in the DoH policy.  These are as follows:

  • Articulating the organisational vision and strategy to minimise the use of restrictive practices across all services;
  • Developing the required policy and embed the processes required to implement the restrictive practice minimisation strategy ensuring adherence to the regional policy;
  • Obtaining the baseline information and data and achieving the subsequent restrictive intervention minimisation set out within organisational strategy;
  • Oversight of the organisational use of restrictive practices, restraint and seclusion, to include specific issues escalated via restrictive practice analysis and reporting;
  • Oversight of the review of incident-by-incident use of prolonged physical restraint, rapid tranquillisation, and seclusion (or incident that amounts to seclusion) and the agreed plan to avoid any recurrence; and
  • Providing reports where required to commissioning HSCTs and RQIA.


The forum will also act as a vehicle for liaising with policy makers and other key colleagues in commissioning and regulation, for the purpose of:

  • Offering support, knowledge and expertise
  • Identifying key challenges in implementation; and
  • Advocating for necessary changes in the policy to make the vision possible.


Dates for your diary

22 May 2024, 10am – 12.00 pm
20 November 2024, 10am – 12.00 pm
5 February 2025, 10am – 12.00 pm

Contact us for more information.