Teachers are now be able to use reasonable force to eject unruly pupils from the classroom, or prevent them from leaving by standing between pupils or physically block their path. and break up fights or prevent disruptive pupils from attacking other classmates or teachers.
One in four teaching staff has been the subject of a false allegation by pupils.
Under the H&S at Work Act 1974, individuals within an organisation can be charged with criminal offences where, through consent, connivance or neglect, they contribute significantly to serious harm occurring and the Health and Safety (Offences) Act that provides reasons for the imprisonment of individuals convicted of a breach of sections 7 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 (“HSWA”), or regulations made under the HSWA.
In short if an employee is expected to deal with situations where harm may occur to a pupil or teacher, then they must be given the relevant tools, training and information to deal with this or the organisation that employs them may face prosecution.
Our Course Level 2 Course in The Use of Force to Control and Restrain Pupils will provide you and your staff guidance and instruction for school staff in the underpinning legal knowledge and physical skills necessary to enable them to be able to control and restrain pupils in line with current UK Law and Guidance.