Minimising and managing physical restraint

Guidance on managing young people in secure training centres and young offender institutions, with restraint only used as a last resort.


Minimising and managing physical restraint: safeguarding processes, governance arrangements and roles of responsibilities

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This document outlines the processes that will ensure the safety and effectiveness of the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) system.

It includes details of:

  • the governance arrangements under MMPR
  • the differing roles and responsibilities of all parties involved with the MMPR system, including how they will work together to safeguard young people who may be subject to use of force
  • how the MMPR system will be reviewed and updated over time

It aims to articulate the processes that define MMPR into one place, and formalise the agreed roles and responsibilities of all parties that play a part in the system.

Published 9 July 2012