Critical information about restraint and seclusion
Every effort should be made to prevent the need for the use of physical restraint or seclusion.
Schools are expected to intervene early to prevent problem behaviour becoming behaviour of concern. Schools are also expected to take deliberate steps to create and maintain child safe organisations and protect students from all forms of abuse. If necessary, support can be sought from Student Support Services or Health and Wellbeing Key Contacts via (login required).
Physical restraint and seclusion are only permitted within Victorian government schools where these are immediately required to protect the safety of the student or another person.
Physical restraint and seclusion are not permitted at any other time.
Reviewed 22 March 2022