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Reasonable force and power to search policies

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Last updated on 30 June 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
Policy article
Should we have a reasonable force policy? There is no requirement to have a policy on the use of force, but it is good practice to include such information in your behaviour policy. We look at DfE advice on using reasonable force and searching, and link to examples of policies from schools.

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Contents

  1. 1 Requirements
  2. 2 Power to search
  3. 3 Examples: primary 
  4. 4 Examples: secondary 
  5. 5 Example: special 

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