Restraint in schools inquiry: using meaningful data to protect children's rights

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First published: 30 Jun 2021

Front cover of our restraint in schools inquiry report

We used our legal powers to find out how schools in England and Wales are monitoring and recording their use of restraint.

This report sets out our findings and our recommendations for change.

We looked at:

  • whether and how schools are collecting, recording 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

We have also created case studies of good practice that schools can use.

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