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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05041

Restraint Reduction Scotland

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Daniel Johnson, Monica Lennon, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament formally welcomes the establishment of Restraint Reduction Scotland, a group which highlights the misuse of restrictive practices in Scotland and that advocates to ensure that, where restraints are used, they are done so safely; recognises the long history of campaigning to highlight this issue through various means, such as the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland report, published in 2018, No Safe Place: Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland’s Schools, the ENABLE Scotland’s In Safe Hands? Campaign, and the formation of the Physical Intervention Working Group in 2020; considers that the formation of Restraint Reduction Scotland is the next step on this journey of campaigning to eliminate the misuse of restrictive practices, and celebrates the 100-plus members of Restraint Reduction Scotland who come together to share their knowledge and experience to support the elimination of misuse of restrictive practices in Scotland.