Resources from Dynamis

On this page, you will find:

  1. Practice Guidance Document and ‘Aide Memoire’ Notes
  2. Positive Handling Policy Templates
  3. Positive Handling Reporting Templates
  4. National Level Guidance

Guidance Document (viewable on-screen)

Positive Handling Guidance Doc 2017 (6.3) 6

‘Aide Memoire’ Notes

(Usually handed out on a Short-format or Twilight session)

Positive Handling Twilight 2page

RESOURCES FOR POSITIVE HANDLING MANAGEMENT

 

MODEL POLICY TEMPLATES

As a helpful resource for our clients, Dynamis offers this Model Policy Template to assist schools in developing suitable policies.

 

  1. Model Policy Template from Dynamis WORD
  2. Model Policy Template from Dynamis PDF
  3. Model Policy Template from Dynamis PAGES (MAC)

Your Physical Intervention / Positive Handling Policy is best placed within the context of the school’s Behaviour Policy; it will be part of a graduated response, and needs to be agreed in consultation with staff, governors, parents/carers, and pupils. It also connects to, and should be consistent with, policies on Health and Safety, Child Protection and safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, and Pastoral Care.


 

 Example Incident Reporting Form

  1. Recording Restraint Incidents (WORD)
  2. Recording Restraint Incidents (short) PDF
  3. Recording Restraint Incidents (short) PAGES FOR MAC

 


 

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION GUIDANCE:

  1. use of reasonable force advice for headteachers staff and governing bodies PDF (Current)
  2. Behaviour_and_Discipline_in_Schools_-_A_guide_for_headteachers_and_school_staff
  3. screening searching and confiscation advice for head teachers staff and governing bodies

 

Other Important Guidance:

  1. DOH_DfES_RPI_July02
  2. DH_LAC (93) 13 Gui04_Laming Interpretation
  3. 2019 Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention 
  4. Searching and Confiscation DofEducation Guidance 
  5. Keeping Children Safe in Education KCSiE 2018 
  6. Environments Where Children Can Flourish OFSTED Guidance for Inspectors 2018 
  7. GMB Union Guidance on Violence in Schools 2019

Useful Reference Material:

  1. NSEND Guidance 230215
  2. Survey-Disruptive Pupil Behaviour-2008_JB
  3. restraint-review
  4. Guardian Report
  5. DfE DoH RPI Severe Behavioural Difficulties
  6. DfE_Health_and_Safety_Advice_06_02_14
  7. DfE Guide_to_the_children_s_homes_regulations

 

 

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT – RESOURCES

 

 

VERBAL DEESCALATION EXAMPLE STRATEGIES – FROM OUR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT and DEESCALATION COURSE