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Hold on: physical restraint in residential child care

Steckley, L. and Kendrick, A. (2007) Hold on: physical restraint in residential child care. In: Residential Child Care: Prospects and Challenges. Research Highlights in Social Work . Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 152-165. ISBN 978-1-84310-526-8

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    Abstract

    Guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people in residential child care. Children in residential care can exhibit disturbed and violent behaviour which can result in them being aggressive to themselves and to others. Over many years practitioners, managers and policy-makers have tried to find ways of dealing with children whose behaviour is dangerous with a range of interventions such as crisis intervention and crisis de-escalation, as well as the use of sanctions such as restricting leisure activities and control of pocket money. There has also been some debate about the use of physical restraint by residential child care staff when the child or those around him or her need to be protected from the child's aggression without hurting or humiliating the child.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 5450
    Keywords: social policy, social work, child care, residential child care, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Child Health. Child health services
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008
    Last modified: 05 Oct 2012 15:23
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5450

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