101 Guidelines on use of physical restraint and behaviour management at registered schools

(1)

The Secretary must, by notice in the Gazette, issue guidelines on the use of physical restraint and behaviour management at registered schools.

(2)

The guidelines must include—

(a)

best practice examples of—

(i)

how to use physical restraint safely; and

(ii)

how to assess significant emotional distress; and

(iii)

understanding, and responding safely to, behaviour; and

(b)

a framework for decision making and problem solving to prevent, de-escalate, and safely respond to disruptive or assaultive behaviour; and

(c)

advice on assessing behaviour escalation levels that precede imminent harm to health, safety, or well-being.

(3)

When developing guidelines under this section, the Secretary must make reasonable efforts to consult—

(a)

children and young people, in particular those who are Māori and those with disabilities or learning support needs:

(b)

parents, whānau, and caregivers:

(c)

national bodies representing the interests of—

(i)

teachers:

(ii)

principals:

(iii)

governing bodies of schools:

(iv)

parents:

(v)

the disability community.

(4)

Employers, principals, teachers, and authorised staff members must have regard to the guidelines.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 139AE