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Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

All members of the school personnel have the legal authority to use reasonable force on and off school grounds if they have lawful control or are in charge of the student in question. It is down to the professional judgement of the staff member concerned and has to be judged on a case-by-case basis. This Reasonable Force in Schools course will teach your staff when it can be used and what is acceptable.

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Use of Reasonable Force in Schools Training Course

This online Use of Reasonable Force in Schools training teaches learners what reasonable force in schools is, who can use it, how to identify situations when reasonable force can be used in schools, what the law is in relation to the use of reasonable force, how to identify other occasions when physical contact is allowed by law, and further sources of information about the use of reasonable force.

Staff members may be concerned that using reasonable force in schools may result in false charges of unreasonable or criminal behaviour, which could result in a complaint or legal action. However, if the force used is reasonable, all employees will be able to defend themselves effectively against any claims. This guideline is intended to give employees more confidence in using force when they believe it is appropriate and necessary.

Duration Duration Dependent on the delivery method, this online Use of Force in Schools training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on our Use of Reasonable Force in Schools training courses. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this online Reasonable Use of Force in Schools training course, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Use of Reasonable Force in Schools online training course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

 

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Use of Reasonable Force in Schools Training Course Outline

The aim of this online Use of Reasonable Force in Schools training course is to greater increase your knowledge of the instances where reasonable force is allowed to be used in an education setting.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What reasonable force in schools is
  • Identify situations
  • Understand the law
  • Other occasions
  • Further sources

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Use of Reasonable Force in Schools Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Use of Reasonable Force in Schools online training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What reasonable force in schools is
    Understand what reasonable force in schools is and who can use it
  • Identify situations
    Identify situations when reasonable force can be used in schools
  • Understand the law
    Understand the law in relation to the use of reasonable force in an education setting
  • Other occasions
    Identify other occasions when physical contact is allowed by law
  • Further sources
    Learn further sources of information about the use of reasonable force

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FAQ - USE OF REASONABLE FORCE IN SCHOOLS

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we get asked in relation to using reasonable force in schools. Just click to expand!

Who can use reasonable force in schools?

Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006, all members of school staff have a legal power to use reasonable force on and off school premises where the member of staff has lawful control, or is in charge, of the pupil concerned.

In which situations is it OK to use reasonable force in schools?

Some situations where reasonable force may be used are:

  • Remove any disobedient children or young people from the classroom who have refused to obey an instruction.
  • Preventing a student from disrupting a school function, trip, or visit.
  • Preventing a student from leaving a classroom where permitting them to leave might jeopardise their safety or lead to disruptive behaviour.
  • Preventing a student from attacking a teacher or another student.
  • Stopping a fight or detaining a student who is at danger of injuring themself due to physical outbursts.

 

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