Schools: Use of Reasonable Force and Restrictive Practices

Closed 11 May 2023

Opened 22 Mar 2023


The Government are seeking to understand how reasonable force, restraint and restrictive practices are used in schools to inform revisions to guidance.

Why your views matter

The Government has committed to minimising the use of restraint in all schools and in instances where restraint is necessary and lawful, to support school to use it as safely as possible.

We have launched a call for evidence to understand more about the use of reasonable force, physical restraint and restrictive practices in schools. Your views will help to inform revisions to existing guidance to ensure all schools are calm, safe and supportive environments in which pupils and staff can work in safety and are respected. 


  • Bramhall North
  • Cheadle Hulme South
  • Hazel Grove
  • Heald Green
  • Heatons North
  • Heatons South
  • Manor
  • Marple North
  • Offerton
  • Reddish North
  • Reddish South


  • Children and young people
  • Children with disabilities
  • Children's centres/Early years
  • Looked after children
  • Schools/education
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Youth Services
  • Carers
  • Schools