Tag: restraint

June 26, 2017

26 June 2017 The oversight of the South Australia’s Youth Training Centre will be energised by the Australian Government’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). This coincides with work in South Australia on Youth Justice Administration Act 2016 initiatives such as…

March 25, 2014

Time-out, isolation and seclusion are used as a response to challenging behaviour, and children are particularly likely to be subjected to it.  However, there is a world of difference between a two minute slow-down in a child’s bedroom and an hour’s detention in a bare room.  As more has become known about the detrimental effects…

February 9, 2010

In April 2009 the Guardian initiated an inquiry into the use of restraint in residential care facilities following reports from some youth workers and residents that physical restraint was used too often and young people were suffering injuries.  The inquiry was conducted by Associate Professor Andrew Day and Dr Michael Daffern and the inquiry report, Policy…

January 14, 2010

[This article was first published in The Advertiser 13 January 2010. The Use-of-Restraint-Report on which it is based and the Use-of-Restraint-Report-summary are both available in PDF. [ddownload id=”5323″ style=”button” button=”black” text=”Download the Report”] [ddownload id=”5324″ style=”button” button=”black” text=”Download the Summary”] Using force to hold, immobilise or move a child who is in danger can be a normal protective…

November 5, 2009

In April 2009 the Guardian commenced an inquiry into the use of physical restraint of children in SA residential facilities. As part of the inquiry the researchers, Associate Professor Andrew Day and Dr Michael Daffern, reviewed the written evidence and theory on the effectiveness and safety of restraint. Restraint can take several forms. Most think…