Survey and privacy notice

In the UK there is no legal requirement for schools to tell you if they have restrained or secluded your child whilst at school.
Children with SEND are disproportionately affected by the use of restraint and seclusion in school, as a response to distressed or "challenging" behaviour. 

This survey may be used as evidence of human rights violations and highlight the lived experience of children and young people in schools.

Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey. Any answers you provide will be completely anonymised. Please also share it with any others you know whose children may have been affected. The more evidence we can collect, the more likely we are to create change.

Please find the case study information below. You can only complete the survey once. When you have submitted your survey at the end you can not edit your answers.
This privacy notice sets out how we use and protect the information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

What we collect:
The only information we hold and collect is the information you have provided. We do not ask for any identifying details, address, telephone number or contact details, unless you wish to provide them.
If there is any information you do not wish to share, you are under no obligation to do so. The form is to be completed at your own discretion and you are in control of the information you provide.

If you do not wish to name your local authority, then please simply state “Anon” on the survey.

THE SURVEY IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS.

By completing this case study survey, you agree to us using this data for the project. The purpose of this project is to inform and produce a report or paper with anonymised statistical data and lived experience. This report or paper can then be shared to inform the lived experience of children and young people around the use of restraint & seclusion.

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* 2. Educational Authority (place your child was schooled) 

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* 3. Current age of child

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* 4. Sex of child

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* 5. Child’s race or ethnicity

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* 6. Child diagnosis (if any)

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* 7. Has your child experienced the use of restraint and or seclusion at school?
"Restraint’ is classified as an act carried out with the purpose of restricting an individual’s movement, liberty, and/or freedom to act independently. It can therefore include incidents where a child is restrained or placed in seclusion. Restraint can also be chemical (the use of drugs to control behaviour) and mechanical (such as chairs, velcro, reins, wrist straps, body wraps, leg/ankle straps).

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* 8. In what education settings have restraint and seclusion been used on your child? Please give as much detail as possible for example: Mainstream, SEN, SEMH, Academy, Controlled, Maintained, Residential, Section 41, etc. 

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* 9. Were you informed by your school that restraint and seclusion could be used on your child prior to your child starting at school? 

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* 10. Did you give permission for restraint and seclusion to be used?

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* 11. Age of child when restraint and/or seclusion started

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* 12. Is restraint and/or seclusion still being used on your child?

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* 13. Did your school notify you that restraint and/or seclusion were used?

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* 14. If you were not informed by the school, how did you find out restraint and/or seclusion were being used?

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* 15. Do you feel restraint and/or seclusion were necessary

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* 16. Number of times your child has been subject to restraint and/or seclusion that you are aware of?

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* 17. Do you feel there may be instances where restraint and or seclusion has been used, that you were not informed of

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* 18. Were reasons given for restraint and/or seclusion being used.

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* 19. Were records provided by the school when restraint and/or seclusion were used?

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* 20. If you obtained restraint and or seclusion records from a source other than the school, such as FOI, SAR, or other please list them below.

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* 21. Were you advised of the type of restraint and/or seclusion that was being used? 
For example the type of holds staff used.

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* 22. Was your child injured from restraint and/or seclusion?

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* 23. Where your child's restraint and/or seclusion injuries recorded in school records

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* 24. If school records of restraint and/or seclusion were kept, were you aware of this data being used to monitor and analyze the approach taken by the school? If so, did this lead to any change or positive outcomes?

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* 25. Do you think it would have helped if records were kept, communicated to you, and analysed to see what, if any, changes could be made to reduce the number of incidents? 

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* 26. Did you make a formal complaint? If so, to which authorities?

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* 27. Accountability/ Complaint /Outcome did you feel listened to

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* 28. Do you feel your child's needs were met at school?

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* 29. Do you know the name of the training provider used by the school to teach the staff physical intervention?

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* 30. Were the people who restrained or secluded your child trained and certified by the system your child's school uses?

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* 31. Would you be prepared to give us your email to contact you if we have questions about your survey responses? If yes, please give your email address below.

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* 32. Other information you would like to submit

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* 33. Have you previously submitted your experience of restraint and seclusion practices in school to a PABSS / ICARS Case study survey?

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