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Physical restraint in residential child care: the experiences of young people and residential workers

Steckley, Laura and Kendrick, Andrew (2005) Physical restraint in residential child care: the experiences of young people and residential workers. In: Childhoods: Children and Youth in Emerging and Transforming Societies, 2005-06-29 - 2005-07-03, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

There have long been concerns about the use of physical restraint in residential care. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study which explores the experiences of children, young people and residential workers about 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.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 4720
Notes: Also published in Childhood, 15 (4). pp. 552-569, 2008. ISSN 0907-5682
Keywords: physical restraint, residential child care, social work, Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
Depositing user: Prof Andrew J. Kendrick
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2007
Last modified: 22 May 2015 09:03
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4720

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