Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

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Closes 24 Jan 2018


This consultation is on new draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental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 Department of Health and the Department for Education commissioned the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) to draft this guidance.

The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft guidance helps a wide range of settings and services to best support children recognised as being at higher risk of restraint.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

1. What is your name?

2. What is your email address?

If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.

3. What is your organisation?

4. Does the content meet the aim of the document to: “help special education, health and care settings develop plans to support children and young people whose behaviour challenges in order to reduce the incidence and risk associated with that behaviour and promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in their care..”?

5. Are the core values and key principles clear and relevant? (paras 24-26)

6. Do the key actions support services and settings to work with children and young people, promote good behaviour and reduce the need to use restraint?

7. Does the guidance provide sufficient advice on the involvement of children and young people and their families/carers in decisions and planning about restraint that affects them?

8. How we will use your response

We will share your response internally with other government policy teams who may be addressing the issues you discuss. They may wish to contact you again in the future. We need your permission to do this. Are you content for a government policy official to use your email address to contact you in relation to this consultation response? 



Are you content for the policy team to use your response and/or name in the final published report?

If yes, please tick if we can use the following information about: