The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have launched an inquiry into how schools are monitoring and recording their use of restraint on pupils, following concerns about its use and the lack of data available.
The inquiry will find out whether primary, secondary and special needs schools in England and Wales are collecting information. If so, are they using it to make any improvements to how they use restraint?
In particular they want to understand:
- whether and how primary, secondary and special needs schools in England and Wales are collecting and using data on their use of restraint and restrictive interventions.
- what schools can learn from places that routinely record, monitor and analyse this data and use it to make changes to their approach
Further information is available on EHRC's website