Consultation on updating Physical Restraint rules/guidelines in Schools and Kura

The Ministry of Education, supported by the Physical Restraint Advisory Group (PRAG), is consulting on updating the rules and guidelines following changes to the law around the use of physical restraint in the Education and Training Act 2020.

The purpose of the consultation is to make sure that the new rules and guidelines are workable and sustainable, uphold the rights of children, whānau and school staff, provide clarity and support as to when and how physical restraint can be used, and prevent the use of physical restraint except as a last resort to prevent imminent harm.

The consultation is open for feedback until 31 March 2022.  Please follow the below link: 

https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations