Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

Closed 24 Jan 2018

Opened 29 Nov 2017


The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs.

The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft guidance helps a range of settings and services to support children recognised as being at higher risk of restraint. The guidance applies to health and care settings and special educational settings.

The Department of Health and the Department for Education commissioned the Council for Disabled Children to draft this guidance.


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  • Children's health and development
  • Childcare
  • Patient safety
  • Patient care
  • NHS staff
  • Carers
  • Commissioning