Earlier this year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an inquiry into the recording and monitoring of restrictive practices. To help build a picture of what is happening across the education sector, on their behalf, IFF Research has distributed a short online survey to a selection of schools across England and Wales. Please keep an eye out for a reminder email in case you have been invited. You can also check if you should have received an invitation by contacting IFF Research by email or by calling 0800 0147354. Schools that received an invitation are encouraged to complete it at their earliest convenience as the survey will close in November.
Alongside this, the Commission is developing a set of case studies showing how schools can use data to improve practice and reduce or eliminate restraint and seclusion. We are still seeking new case studies from mainstream schools. The Commission can also be contacted directly
if you would like to share your good practice – all suggestions will be treated in confidence.
First published 14 October 2020