Together’s consultation response to the proposed Restraint and Seclusion (Prevention in Schools) (Scotland) Bill

Date: 5th October 2023
Category: Equal protection from violence, Violence against children, Restraint, Protection from abuse or neglect

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Scottish Parliament recently held a consultation for a proposed Member’s Bill to ensure restraint and seclusion of children and young people in schools is only used as a last resort where there is an immediate risk of harm and using appropriate methods.

In the UK child rights review, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child made specific recommendations on the use of restraint and seclusion in school settings.