Use of Seclusion in Highland Council Schools

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Dear HighlandCouncil,

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 Highland Council schools?

Can you please provide me with policy, procedures and best practice which Highland 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 Highland Council for collecting data on the use of seclusion in Highland 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

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-1656

 

Dear Annette Masson,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 27/04/2017.

Subject:

Use of Seclusion in Highland Council Schools

 

Request Detail:

Dear HighlandCouncil, 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 Highland Council schools? Can you please
provide me with policy, procedures and best practice which Highland
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 Highland Council for collecting data on the use of
seclusion in Highland 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

 

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