Seclusion & Restraint

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A Family Guide to the Use of Emergency Safety Interventions (Seclusion and Restraint) in Kansas

Summary KSDE Guidelines for Seclusion & Restraint Seclusion Rooms – Sets as a guideline that the use of seclusion rooms should be spelled out in the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) OR should be used only when the student poses a danger to them self or others.

Restraint – Sets as a guideline that a school employee should use physical restraint on a child with a disability only if the child’s behavior presents an imminent risk of harm or the child is involved in an altercation.

Staff training should be provided on using seclusion and restraint.

A seclusion room or physical restraint should not be used for discipline, punishment, or the convenience of staff.

A child should not be placed in a seclusion room unless other less restrictive behavior intervention strategies have been implemented but were ineffective.

Requires reporting and statistics to be gathered by schools and reported to the State Department of Education on the use of seclusion and restraint.


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