The aim of the project is to reduce the incidence of restrictive interventions to manage challenging behaviours and to increase the skills and competance of staff in applying positive behavioural support interventions. This will involve the research and development of an organisational framework for restrictive interventions and positive behavioural support. This will include aspects such as: Service user involvement in training development and delivery Enhanced understanding and application of trauma informed care concepts. Upskilling of staff in the implemetation of positive behavioural support plans. The development of effective post incident prevention and support interventions for staff, patients and carers. The period of the project will mirror and link with the Department of Health Campaign – ‘Positive & Safe reducing the need for restrictive intervention’ 2014.