We’re seeking views on possible new guidance on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention in a range of mainstream settings and alternative provision.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We recently published guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention in special schools (and health and social care settings). It aims to help settings adopt a preventative approach to supporting children and young people whose behaviour challenges as a result of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health difficulties.

The Department for Education wants to gather views on whether:

  • there is a need for similar guidance for mainstream schools, mainstream post-16 settings and alternative provision
  • guidance should apply to a wider cohort of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Published 27 June 2019