Oranga Tamariki (Residential Care) Regulations 1996

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48 Confinement to rooms of children and young persons in secure care


No child or young person placed in secure care shall be confined in his or her own room between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm on any day unless such confinement is necessary—


on account of any illness, injury, or extreme emotional disturbance suffered by that child or young person; or


in any case of emergency, or in order to maintain and restore order in the residence; or


in the case of a confinement between 5 pm and 8 pm on any day to enforce a sanction under a specific behaviour management programme being applied to the child or young person.


Any confinement under subclause (1) shall be for no longer than is reasonably necessary for the purpose.


The manager shall ensure that the details of the confinement of any child or young person in any room pursuant to subclause (1), and the reasons for it, are recorded in the daily log.