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Searching pupils and confiscation
What is the government guidance on searching pupils? We refer to advice from the DfE on searching, screening and confiscation. We explain when a search can be conducted without consent and under what conditions. We also look at retaining, returning and disposing of items after a search.
- DfE guidance
- Searching with a pupil's consent
- Searching without a pupil's consent
- During a search
- Retaining, returning and disposing of items
- Electronic devices
- Screening pupils
- Search powers do not violate human rights
- Weapons and other banned items: school examples
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