Contribute to the consultation on restraint and restrictive intervention

News - 16 Sep 2019

In June the Department for Education (DfE) published, jointly with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), non-statutory guidance on reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in health and social care services and special education settings. They are consulting on whether there is a need for similar guidance for mainstream settings.

The 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.

The publication sets out relevant law and guidance and provides a framework of core values and key principles to support a proactive approach to supporting children and young people who have behaviour that challenges; and a reduction in the need to use restraint and restrictive intervention.

Read the guidance.

You are able to contribute to the consultation on whether there is a need for similar guidance for mainstream schools, mainstream post-16 settings and Alternative Provision; and whether guidance should apply to a wider cohort of children and young people with SEND.

Complete the online survey.

The consultation closes on 17th October 2019.

 

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