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Policy 413 Safety (Behaviour Prevention and Intervention)

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the care, welfare, safety and security of staff and students in situations of potential physical injury.

The Board realizes that the unique social, emotional, and behavioural needs of some pupils may give rise to behaviours that place staff and/or other students, or the student him/herself, at risk of physical injury. Situations deemed to present imminent danger and risk to self or others may require physical intervention. Staff will be trained to provide the most supportive non-violent forms of intervention. However, the main focus is on developing strategies to prevent behavioural escalations and supporting students to manage their own behaviour.


First adopted: November 2002
Revision history: April 2011, June 2017, February 2019