Niagara Catholic District School Board
SAFE PHYSICAL INTERVENTION
|Adopted: December 15, 2009
Policy No. 301.8
STATEMENT OF POLICY
The Niagara Catholic District School Board, along with its elementary and secondary schools, supports a safe and inclusive Catholic learning environment for all students and staff, respecting and celebrating the uniqueness of each student and staff within its Catholic community.
Every effort is made to instruct and guide students, by using positive classroom and behavioural management techniques to ensure the safety of all students. However, there may be situations when it is deemed necessary to implement Mild Forms of Physical Intervention, Emergency Physical Intervention, and/or a Planned Physical Intervention Program, for the safety of a student, others, or property. The Board has implemented and provided training in Behaviour Management Systems (BMS), a safe, physical, intervention program supporting effective management of behaviour in schools.
Notwithstanding, in the event of an emergency, it is the responsibility of the Principal/Designate to ensure the safety of all students and to take the appropriate action.
The Director of Education will issue Administrative Guidelines in conjunction with this Policy.