Nottinghamshire County Council, through Education, Standards and Inclusion Services, has developed a training programme designed to help staff in schools and associated services manage the risks associated with the challenging behaviours of young people.
The County Council recognises that at times the behaviour presented by some children and young people can be challenging to the professionalism of teaching, non-teaching and support staff. School staff can be faced with difficult and sensitive situations which, if handled well, can be a positive reinforcement of good behaviour and build trust and respect.
The County Council’s commitment to head teachers, managers and staff is clear. We will work to provide the safest environments possible; we will support and enable you to reduce risk, violence and aggression in your place of work and we will provide you with training, guidance and advice to keep you safe.
In reference to the most recent Safeguarding and OFSTED advice, schools are now required to report on physical interventions and demonstrate how that reporting has impacted on practice. It is strongly recommended that at least one member of the Schools Senior Leadership Team attends an initial CRB event so as to be properly informed as to the requirements and implications of the training for their school. Schools and/or Services need to have in place a current Behaviour Policy that references the possible use of physical interventions in line with current legislation and guidance.