Services for children

Positive handling

Use of reasonable force in schools - July 2013 (GOV.UK)

This guidance provides clarification on the use of force to help school staff feel more confident about using reasonable force when they feel it is necessary and to make clear the responsibilities of school leaders and governing bodies in respect of this power.

Physical intervention (PI), policy and guidelines for schools, nurseries and children's centres (word)
Information for headteachers and staff, September 2009.

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