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Young people's experiences of physical restraint in residential care: subtlety and complexity in policy and practice

Steckley, Laura and Kendrick, Andrew (2008) Young people's experiences of physical restraint in residential care: subtlety and complexity in policy and practice. In: For Our Own Safety: Examining the Safety of High-Risk Interventions for Children and Young People. Child Welfare League of America, pp. 3-24. ISBN 9781587600005

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Abstract

Children and young people in residential care are some of the most vulnerable in our society. They may have experienced violence and physical, sexual or emotional abuse. They may be involved in offending or the misuse of drugs and alcohol. They are separated from their families and have to cope with living in a group situation with other young people and staff members. Children and young people in residential care also possess strengths, competencies and resilience. We have much to learn from their experiences and perspectives, both generally and surrounding their time in care. This paper will address the ethical issues which arise from gaining the views of children and young people in residential care.