ASCL welcomes this non-statutory guidance, which provides a broadened response to existing guidance. In our view, this guidance addresses the need for clarity in this area for all schools including mainstream, Alternative Provision and other educational settings.
We believe all the topics are relevant. However, we would emphasise the need to address and reiterate what effective RRI is through each chapter. ASCL believes this guidance should follow what inclusive schools already do by having a clear policy on what to do to avoid restraint. We therefore welcome the inclusion of case studies that exemplify this.
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