Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) 2:45 pm, 13th January 2009

My Lords, I cannot accept that the report did not call for a reduction. A number of recommendations within the review are about reducing the use of restraint. We have asked the independent authors whether they will act as independent monitors of the implementation of those recommendations. That is important. We are expecting the entire workforce in the juvenile setting to be retrained to have a full understanding of the risk factors and the warning signs, and for that to be driven home to staff. The report is very important, important developments have occurred and we are promoting change.