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.
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.
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:
On completion of this Use of Reasonable Force in Schools online training course, learners should know and understand the following:
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!
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.
Some situations where reasonable force may be used are:
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