Proposed Restraint and Seclusion (Prevention in Schools) (Scotland) Bill

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Daniel Johnson MSP

GTC Scotland has responded to Daniel Johnson MSP’s Proposed Restraint and Seclusion (Prevention in Schools) (Scotland) Bill. In our response we highlighted access to quality education and learning about additional support needs as an area of need for teachers throughout their career and we agreed with the need for clarity around oversight of this issue. However, we cautioned against creating a solution that focused only on this specific issue, as it risks fragmenting an already complex system further. We advocated in favour of an approach that addresses systemic issues that exist within the wider child protection and safeguarding context and suggested introducing overarching, comprehensive statutory guidance, similar to guidance that is in place in England, that is aimed at keeping children safe in schools and colleges.

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