National Guidance on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools


A new national petition has been launched on the Scottish Parliament website to urge the Scottish Government to introduce National Guidance on the use of restraint and seclusion in all schools. Parents in a number of areas across Scotland are concerned at the lack of national guidance on the use of seclusion and restraint for children with additional support needs in local authority day schools in Scotland.  

The petition also requests the Scottish Government; appoint a specific agency (either Education Scotland or possibly the Care Inspectorate) to monitor the support and care given in non-educational areas including the evaluation of the use of restraint and seclusion of children with special needs in local authority, voluntary sector or private special schools.

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Visit the Scottish Parliament website for more background information.