Circular 1999/09 - Use of reasonable force

Date published: 08 March 1999

This circular provides clarification and guidance on the use
of reasonable force, by teachers and other authorised staff, to
restrain or control pupils in certain circumstances. It gives
guidance about who can use reasonable force, when it is
appropriate to use it, and the procedures for recording
incidents where reasonable force was used. It also advises that
schools should have a written policy about the use of
reasonable force which should be made known to parents.

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