Ministerial Correction: Response to Baroness Bull on Care Quality Commission Report

Department of Health and Social Care written statement – made on 25th January 2021.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in an answer I gave to Baroness Jolly in the course of the debate which followed Baroness Bull’s question of 15 December 2020, Official Report, column 1550.

The response indicated that guidance on family involvement in any seclusion and restraint decision had been issued.

I can confirm that it is currently in development and that as we develop the guidance we will consult on including as best practice that families, carers or advocates are notified after every use of a restrictive intervention, as we set out in the Government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (published 22 October). We will consult on the statutory guidance at the earliest opportunity.