Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care: A Watershed Moment?

Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to address the practice of restraint in residential care.

01 October 2019

Should our young people be experiencing physical restraint at any level?

David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to discuss the ability to adapt to the needs of individuals young people.

03 October 2019

Unintended consequences: Restraint and criminalisation of looked after children

The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended consequences.

08 October 2019

Why it is the right time to equally protect children

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.

02 October 2019

Can theory be an ally in efforts to reduce physical restraint?

Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child care.

10 October 2019

‘Why didn’t you f*cking restrain me’: when physical restraint can meet a child’s need

This blog post was first published as an article for Community Care in June 2019.

11 October 2019

There's no place for physical restraint in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

14 October 2019

Professional training is essential to provide the best support for our young people

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

15 October 2019

Turning conversation into action

The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

18 October 2019

Looked After children and young people and rights to education: Accessing the right to Coordinated Support Plans

This article was first published by The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on 23 October 2019

24 October 2019

Scotland and Jersey: working together to make change happen

As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and discussion from a group of care experienced young people’s recent trip to Jersey as part of the Scotland-Jersey Participation Project

25 October 2019

On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and how this has helped her to support the first case review in Scotland, based on the Welsh approach.

28 October 2019

2019 - a year of real opportunity in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

16 October 2019

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