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

Steckley, L. and Kendrick, A. (2008) Physical restraint in residential childcare : the experiences of young people and residential workers. Childhood, 15 (4). pp. 552-569. ISSN 0907-5682

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Abstract

There have long been concerns about the use of physical restraint in residential care. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study that explores the experiences of children, young people and residential workers of 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: Article
ID code: 7327
Notes: This is a variant record.
Keywords: physical restraint, relationships, residential childcare, staff experiences, young people's experiences, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , Developmental and Educational Psychology
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
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: 19 Dec 2008 11:16
Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 17:43
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7327

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