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There may be times when an individual using Trust services and detained under the Mental Health Act may need to be removed from the communal ward environment and secluded away from others for the safety of themselves or others. This policy explains how such seclusion/long term segregation should take place within the Trust to maintain the safety, dignity and care of those subject to seclusion and to ensure that practice is in line with legislation and the Code of Practice.