Physical restraint in residential childcare

the experiences of young people and residential workers

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    Abstract

    There have long been concerns about the use of physical restraint in residential care. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study that explores the experiences of children, young people and residential workers of physical restraint. The research identifies the dilemmas and ambiguities for both staff and young people, and participants discuss the situations where they feel physical restraint is appropriate as well as their concerns about unjustified or painful restraints. They describe the negative emotions involved in restraint but also those situations where, through positive relationships and trust, restraint can help young people through unsafe situations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)552-569
    Number of pages18
    JournalChildhood
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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    • physical restraint
    • relationships
    • residential childcare
    • staff experiences
    • young people's experiences

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