(The need for) Statutory guidance on seclusion and restraint in educational settings.

Seclusion and restraint remains a children’s rights issue that Inclusion Ireland continue to advocate on.

Right now, there are no guidelines or legislation protecting children from these harmful practices, including being secluded on their own or restrained in some way throughout the school day. We know most schools support children in ways that are rights focused, sadly however we do not know the full extent of where children are experiencing restraint or seclusion as there is no data gathered by the Department of Education or the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). The United Nations on the Conventions on the Rights of the Child, UNCRC recently looked at Ireland as a country being monitored in terms of Children’s rights and they called Ireland out on the issue of seclusion and restraint and the need to ban such practices. We are asking questions now around when the Government and the Department of Education will act on this issue?

You can read our notes on ‘(The need for) Statutory guidance on seclusion and restraint in educational settings’ below to see what Inclusion Ireland calls for :

(The need for) Statutory guidance on seclusion and restraint in educational settings.

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