No Safe Place: Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland's Schools, Report by the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

17th December 2018

No Safe Place: Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland's Schools is a hard-hitting report from the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland which looks at the excessive use of restraint and seclusion of children in our schools.

The report presents a damning picture of a lack of focus on caring for children and on their rights.

Several local authorities did not have policies on restraint and seclusion - an essential tool in helping clarifying for children, parents and staff what is acceptable and what is not.

Statistics on incidents when restraint and seclusion were used are patchy and the Scottish Government does not collect them.  

Furthermore, harrowing personal stories of children being humiliated and upset by the use of restraint and seclusion, as a form of behaviour management, are included.

You would think that the priority should always be care and concern for children's welfare.

 

Read No Safe Place: Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland's Schools here.