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Positive Handling

Statement of intent
Hadleigh Junior School believes that it is important to establish a safe, secure and stable
environment to enable students to grow, develop and learn. In order to achieve this,
Hadleigh Junior School recognises that, in certain circumstances, managing violence
through control and restraint may be necessary.
This policy acknowledges that situations will arise in which staff members will be required to
use positive handling, and in some cases reasonable force, in order to manage conflict when
other measures have failed to do so.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that actions such as positive handling and reasonable
force are used in a correct and safe manner, which is in accordance with the relevant
legislation and national guidance.