Restraint in mainstream settings and alternative provision

Closes 17 Oct 2019

Opened 27 Jun 2019

Overview

The Government has recently published guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention in special schools and health and social care settings. This guidance aims to help settings adopt a preventative approach to supporting children and young people whose behaviour challenges as a result of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties.

You can read the guidance here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-the-need-for-restraint-and-restrictive-intervention

‚ÄčThe Department for Education now wishes to gather views on whether there is a need for further guidance on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention in mainstream schools, mainstream post-16 settings and educational settings offering alternative provision.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • 16-18 year old students resident at these institutions
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • School business managers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents

Interests

  • Education
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Safeguarding disabled children
  • Alternative provision
  • Attendance and absence
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • Disabled children
  • SEND code of practice
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Equality