As a last resort, there are times
when properly secluding or
restraining children in an out-ofhome
care setting can reduce their
risk of injury. Contrarily, improperly
secluding or restraining a child can
lead to injury and liability. The use
of seclusion and restraints (S/R) on
children in education and health
settings is not uncommon.1 In out-ofhome
care settings we are unsure how
frequently it occurs.
Pollack, Daniel. (February 2020). Research is needed to evaluate the use of restraints on children in out-of-home care settings. Policy & Practice: 20-21.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.