For all staff and management working in Schools.


This course is suitable for new staff as well as complimenting any previous training in Use of Force with children by further enhances knowledge on how to reduce the need for 

Physical Intervention and Restraint using the

PCT Risk Reduction and Assessment Tool 

Law Restraint Schools

This course will consist of 1 days training and will cover all aspects of the law on use of force within schools. The course will include teaching staff how to risk assess potential restraint situations and assess restraint that has already happened to establish the legality of any action taken or not taken. 


This course will incorporate the following:


  • Children's Act 1989 - Section 1 (1)(a)

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child 1989 - Article 3

  • Health & Safety Act 1974 - Sections 2,3,7,8,33,37

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Common Law

  • Criminal Law Act 1967 - Section 3 (1)

  • Education and Inspections Act 2006 - Section 93

  • Use of Reasonable Force - Advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies - July 2013

  • PCT Risk Reduction and  Assessment Tool combining all of the above legislation