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65 Assaults Every Day in Our Schools


Violent crime is rife in schools as police record 65 cases of grievous or actual bodily harm every single school day, figures reveal. Shocking data disclosed under  Freedom of Information laws shows 12,688 acts of extreme violence – either GBH

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Reasonable Force

Teacher Sacked for ‘Using Force’ wins £70,000 Compensation


The former Head of Care at a school for unruly kids has won more than £70,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled that bosses were wrong to sack him for grabbing hold of a troublesome teenager. However, a tribunal hearing

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Use Reasonable Force on Classroom Yobs, Teachers Told


New guidance issued on the 11th July states that staff in schools England should use “reasonable” measures to remove disruptive children from classrooms, break up fights and stop pupils attacking other teachers or classmates. The guidance also states that “no

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Are You prepared If and When It Goes Wrong


At present the case of Simon Harwood, the Metropolitan Police Officer who unlawfully killed Ian Tomlinson, the person who died at the G20 protests in London, is headline news. In the press coverage on the 5th May 2011, Britain’s most

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Reasonable Force, Self Defence Instructors

Pain Compliance Techniques and Children – Abuse or Necessary Risk Control Measure?


Pain Compliance Techniques and Children – Abuse or Necessary Risk Control Measure? The use of force with children and young people is an emotive enough issue on it’s own. Add to the that the fact that staff can, if necessary,

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Posted in Reasonable Force

Payout for a Broken leg


A College lecturer has agreed to pay compensation to a former student after he assaulted him and broke his leg in a “friendly” soccer match. Limerick Circuit Criminal Court was told yesterday that senior lecturer in French at the University

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Posted in Business, Reasonable Force

Unemployment will peak at 2.8 Million by the end of 2010


Unemployment will peak at 2.8 Million by the end of 2010 According to the latest forecast from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development unemployment will peak at 2.8 million in 2010. The group said that unemployment would continue to

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Posted in Business

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