Anti-Violence Toolkit for Suffolk Schools

Support Information for Suffolk NUT Members suffering abuse / assault:
In all cases contact the Division Secretary straight away

Absence arising from accidents, injury or assault at work

Allegations of abuse against Teachers. National Guidelines.

Allegations of abuse (Suffolk policy) - current draft

Assault Policy - A Suffolk NUT model policy for schools for dealing with verbal and physical abuse of staff by pupils and Definition of AssaultA more detailed policy for dealing with serious cases of assault.


Positively Tackling Incidents: Police School Liaison 2012, which updates the former agreementDEALING WITH ABUSE, THREATS AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS SCHOOL STAFF. Joint LEA-Police Guidance for schools). Suffolk LEA publication. Cover and index. Contains model letters from Suffolk Legal Deparment.

      Injuries at work: What to do when a member of staff is injured at school

Industrial Injury: Contact Secretary for individual advice. Suffolk Teachers' JNC Agreement on Work-related Absence.  Information from Benefits Agency.
Restraint: DfES and Department of Health Advice and Restraint: Brief Suffolk NUT advice leaflet for members

Losses and Damage incurred at work and SCC Ex Gratia Payments Policy
Right to Search Pupils for Weapons by headteachers and designated staff.

Restraint:: Suffolk LA policy on restraint and


    Risk Assessment and Admissions / Inclusion: NUT advice on How to say 'No' to the inclusion of pupils with a history of violence
DfES Guidance on Restraint

Unacceptable Pupil Behaviour - National NUT Advice on disciplining pupils and exclusion
Victim Support: and Suffolk Victim Support e-mail contact
National SupportLine: 0845 30 30 900 and independent local VS support for Suffolk: 01284 747329
Abuse of teachers on the internet     Violence against school staff will not be tolerated: DfES Toolkit, advice, model letters, and poster
Behaviour - SCC Guidance .  This is so far only in draft.  Contact the Secretary for the latest information.
When Working at School Makes you Ill - Suffolk NUT leaflet