Out of sight – who cares?: Restraint, segregation and seclusion review

Looks at the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation in care services for people with a mental health condition, a learning disability or autistic people.
report looks at the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation in care services for people with a mental health condition, a learning disability or autistic people.

Out of sight – who cares?: Restraint, segregation and seclusion review

In October 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asked the CQC to carry out a review of autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition who may be subject to restrictive practices.

CQC have now released a new report which talks about the current state of the care system for children, young people and adults who have diverse needs that are subject to restrictive interventions, and who are cared for in a range of settings. Although the review looked at a wide variety of services, the majority of people seen had a learning disability or were autistic. As a result, this report looks at learning in relation to them. However, the findings have implications and learning for settings that support people who have a mental health condition and/or those living with dementia.

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