CP38 Seclusion and Segregation policy

Clinical Practice (Policies)
Issue No
Issue 7b

Target Audience

All inpatient staff


The policy sets out best practice in supporting service users who require ‘supervised confinement’ for a period of time. The guidance is based on best practice and guidance from the Mental Health Act Code of Practice [2015] for practices in relation to the seclusion environment, segregation, and the needs of the individual for privacy, dignity, nutrition and medication. In addition, the procedures for recording and reviewing seclusion are outlined in the policy along with the appropriate recording proforma.


CWP Clinical Education, Security and Safety Lead

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

18 June 2015

Review Date

31 August 2017

Approval Meeting

Health Safety and Well Being Sub Committee


CP38 Seclusion and Segregation policy Issue 7b.pdf

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