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Best Practice Guidelines in the Use of Physical Restraint (Child Care: Residential Units)

Creator:

Special Residential Services Board Steering Group

Subject Keywords: Physical restraint, Tesidential unit, Nursing home
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Guideline
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

These guidelines arise out of a recognition that there was a need to develop ‘Best Practice Guidelines in the use of Physical Restraint’ that are specific to the Irish context of residential child care. For the purpose of this document: Physical Restraint is the use of trained staff to hold a child or young person to restrict their movement in order to prevent serious harm. The Guidelines: 1. Develop Best Practice Guidelines around the use of Physical Restraint. 2. Ensure such guidance complies with existing legislation, regulations and standards. 3. Consider related practice areas and provide short ‘best practice’ guidance for these i.e.: a) Absence without permission b) Acting in exceptional circumstances c) Damage to property d) Moving a child or young person e) Physically escorting a child or young person f) Carrying a child or young person

Date:

01/04/2006

Rights: © Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
Suggested citation:

Special Residential Services Board Steering Group. (2006) Best Practice Guidelines in the Use of Physical Restraint (Child Care: Residential Units) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/15644 [Accessed: 17th September 2019].

  

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