Use of seclusion in Aberdeen schools

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Can you please advise me in what circumstances it is acceptable to have a child in a room on their own with the door either locked or a staff member holding the door closed, preventing the child leaving the room in Aberdeen City Council schools?

Can you please provide me with policy, procedures and best practice which Aberdeen City Council follow when using seclusion in schools?

Who is responsible in each school for collecting data on the use of seclusion in schools?

Who is responsible in Aberdeen City Council for collecting data on the use of seclusion in Aberdeen city schools?

What reports require to be completed when seclusion is used?

Who is informed when seclusion is used?

What feedback has been collected from children/young people and their parents/carers/guardians who have been secluded as to whether or not they felt it had a positive affect on behaviour, mental health and self esteem?

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Annette Masson
ASK North East

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Masson

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-0636.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 26
April 2017.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 25 May 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

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Dear Ms Masson,

 

Thank you for your information request of 26 April 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

1)     Can you please advise me in what circumstances it is acceptable to
have a child in a room on their own with the door either locked or a staff
member holding the door closed, preventing the child leaving the room in
Aberdeen City Council schools?

 

2)     Can you please provide me with policy, procedures and best practice
which Aberdeen City Council follow when using seclusion in schools?

 

3)     Who is responsible in each school for collecting data on the use of
seclusion in schools?

 

4)     Who is responsible in Aberdeen City Council for collecting data on
the use of seclusion  in Aberdeen city schools?

 

5)     What reports require to be completed when seclusion is used?

 

6)     Who is informed when seclusion is used?

 

7)     What feedback has been collected from children/young people and
their parents/carers/guardians who have been secluded as to whether or not
they felt it had a positive affect on behaviour, mental health and
self-esteem?

 

In regard to questions 1 to 7 above, please be advised that Aberdeen City
Council does not operate a Policy of Seclusion in our schools.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

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Information Compliance Team
Communications and Promotion
Office of Chief Executive
Aberdeen City Council
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ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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