Holding safely: guidance for residential child care practitioners and managers about physically restraining children and young people

Jennifer Davidson, Dennis McCullough, Laura Steckley, T. Warren, Jennifer Davidson (Editor), Dennis McCullough (Editor), Laura Steckley (Editor), T Warren (Editor), University of Strathclyde

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Residential child care is intensive and at times very diffificult work. Staff in residential childcare, therefore, need training, advice, supervision and support in undertaking this demanding work, since they are often doing the hardest of social care jobs. This good practice guidance has been commissioned to assist practitioners in working out policies and practices for restraining children and young people where no other appropriate options are available.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages114
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • residential child care
  • practitioners
  • managers
  • physically restraining children
  • young people
  • social work

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