The IRAB helps assess the safety of restraint systems in secure children's homes, secure training centres and young offender institutions.
Role of the group
The Independent Restraint Advisory Panel (IRAP) was established in February 2012 as a successor organisation to the Restraint Advisory Board (RAB).
It is responsible for:
- assessing the quality and safety of systems of restraint commissioned for use on children in secure children’s homes
- supporting the implementation of Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) - the new system of restraint for use in secure training centres and under-18 young offender institutions
- Professor Susan Bailey (Chair)
- Professor Gillian Baird
- Richard Barnett
- Pam Hibbert
- Geoff Hughes
- Dr David Perry
- Professor Richard Williams
Terms of reference
You can read the group’s.