Restraint and Seclusion in Scotland's schools: Full responses from local authorities

Our investigation into restraint and seclusion in Scotland’s schools found that restraint and seclusion was largely unmonitored by local authorities.

The investigation report made 22 recommendations to improve matters and to ensure that children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled in schools. The report included a requirement that all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities gave a statement in writing to the Commissioner setting out:

  • what they’ve done or propose to do in response to the recommendations, or
  • the reasons why they did not intend to do anything in response to the recommendations.

Full responses from each local authority can be accessed in PDF form below.

Aberdeen City Council

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Aberdeenshire Council

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Angus Council

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Argyll and Bute Council

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Clackmannanshire Council

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dundee City Council

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East Ayrshire Council

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East Dunbartonshire Council

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(The text of the attached PDF referred to in page 2 of this response is the text that appears on page 3.)

East Lothian Council

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East Renfrewshire Council

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Edinburgh City Council

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Falkirk Council

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Fife Council

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Glasgow City Council

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Highland Council

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Inverclyde Council

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Midlothian Council

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Moray Council

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North Ayrshire Council

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North Lanarkshire Council

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Orkney Islands Council

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Perth and Kinross Council

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Renfrewshire Council

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Scottish Borders Council

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Shetland Islands Council

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South Ayrshire Council

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South Lanarkshire Council

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Stirling Council

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West Dunbartonshire Council

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West Lothian Council

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