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Last updated on 7 December 2016
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Is there any guidance on using force to control pupils? We summarise the latest DfE guidance on the reasonable use of force. We also link to government guidance on the use of restrictive interventions for pupils with specific special educational needs (SEN).

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  1. DfE advice on use of reasonable force
  2. Definition
  3. When reasonable force can be used
  4. Unacceptable restraint techniques
  5. Staff training
  6. Informing parents when force has been used
  7. Pupils with SEN

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