Seclusion prevention and reduction

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.