Guidance on minimising the use of physical restraint in Scotland’s residential child care establishments

Ian Milligan, Graham McCann

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This guidance has been developed by a working group drawn from a
comprehensive group of stakeholders representing all sectors, including
the regulatory and inspection agencies and advocacy services. The main
task of the group was to, building on the guidance in Holding Safely,
clarify procedures for staff, service users and regulators, and help staff to
understand when it is safe and appropriate to restrain a child.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHolding Safely
Subtitle of host publicationa guide for residential child care practitioners and managers about physically restraining children and young people
EditorsJennifer Davidson, Dennis McCullough, Laura Steckley, Tim Warren
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • physical restraint
  • looked after children
  • official guidance

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