Bill to reduce restraint becomes law

The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) bill has been given Royal Assent and is now law. Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive of Agenda says: “We are extremely pleased that this vital law aimed at reducing restraint has passed. It has the potential to change lives and may even save them. Our research shows that women and girls are restrained at disproportionate rates – with an alarming number dying after being restrained. It is a vital first step in ensuring that the regular and repeated use of physical restraint against all patients, but particularly women and girls, comes to an end.”

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