"The clear teaching of the Legal Framework was informative and empowering for all the staff attending the course. I was very impressed with the instructors, their knowledge and the content of the course. My team now feel confident and competent to deal with any signs of aggression or violence."

Andrew Armitstead, AP, Morecambe Community High School

Legal Briefing on the Use of Reasonable Force 

Working with children is undoubtedly one of the best professions in the world. However, at some point, members of  school staff may be involved in dealing with confrontation and conflict as well as physically handling, assisting or holding a child. This can cause significant anxiety and stress for all involved. Staff must be informed of their rights and responsibilities when faced with these issues.

A Legal Briefing from School Positive Handling will help staff:

  • Gain confidence and competence in dealing with behaviours that challenge.

  • Support staff in developing their own awareness of personal safety and how to dynamically risk assess situations;

  • Understand further the impact of anger and aggression on thbrain and the body;

  • Understand the requirements of the Common & Criminal Law, Human Rights Act & the Children's Act with regards the Physical Restraint of Children and Young People as well as all relevant Health & Safety legislation and how they apply to a school setting; 

  • Understand their rights and responsibilities in terms of the use of Reasonable Force in relation to physical restraint;

  • Recognise risks associated with physical restraint and how to reduce these risks to their lowest level.

Is your school legally compliant?

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. Section 2 of the Act, states it shall be the duty of every employer to  ensure so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare of all their employees. Any violation of this requirement is a criminal offence.
Accredited training from School Positive Handling will ensure your school meets the requirements of the law. We can guide you through the possible solutions to suit your organisation.


Contact us today, with no obligation, to discuss your training needs.

Telephone: 01924 891080 or 07581562669

Email: schoolpositivehandling@gmail.com


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