We’re available for advice on children’s human rights on email at inbox@cypcs.org.uk and on freephone at

0800 019 1179.

Q:
What is physical intervention?
A:

Physical intervention happens when someone limits another person’s movement by force. Restraint and seclusion are both forms of physical intervention.

Q:
What are restraint and seclusion?
A:

Restraint means holding a child or young person to stop them from moving.

Seclusion means shutting a child somewhere alone and not allowing them to leave.

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