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Seclusion and restraint are traumatising experiences for people receiving services and staff delivering services.
Evidence based tools are available to support in-patient services to reduce seclusion and restraint, developed by Te Pou with support from the Ministry of Health.
Reducing and working to eliminate seclusion and restraint is highlighted as a priority action in Rising to the Challenge. Currently New Zealand has made good progress towards reducing seclusion and restraint and Te Pou will support DHBs to continue that work.