September 21, 2015

Use of Restraint in Schools to Be More Closely Managed

Victoria State Government has appointed a new Principal Practice Leader to work with schools to observe and review the way they respond to children who display challenging behaviours.

In addition, teachers will need to report every incident of restraint and seclusion under this new initiative.

According to the Education Minister the Principal Practice Leader would report to the Senior Practitioner, a position with powers under the Disability Act to protect the rights of the disabled, to reduce the use of restrictive practices in schools.

These include physical restraint such as force, mechanical restraint such as straps, and seclusion, which involves confining someone to a locked room.

Reducing the Use of Restraint

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