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Freedom of Information Request

Restraint and Seclusion that have been used on pupils within special schools

Received: 23 June 2022

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1a) Please can you tell me the number of incidents of RESTRAINT that have been used on pupils within special schools in your local authority over the last 5 academic years (2017/2018, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, and 2021/22 (so far). Can I have the data as an annual breakdown.
FYI - By Special schools I mean: Schools which provide tailored provision for pupils with special educational needs.

b) How many of these resulted in a physical injury to a child or young person?

2a) Please provide me with the total number of incidents of SECLUSION that took place in special schools in the local authority, over the last 5 academic years (2017/2018, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, and 2021/22 (so far). Can I have this as an annual breakdown.
b) How many of these resulted in an injury?
3a) Do staff at special schools in the local authority receive regular training in the use of restraint?
b) If the above answer is yes, which type of training or provider is used, and how regularly (for instance, is it annual, biannual, or upon starting a staff role)?

Please could I receive the information by email, if you need to clarify any part of this request, please feel free to contact me

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