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Mason Hayes & Curran Education Team Launch New Training Course: Behaviours of Concern - Limiting Your Liability in Schools

30 September 2021

In response to demand from schools and following the success of the Education Team's series of webinars, Mason, Hayes & Curran is delighted to announce a new bespoke training programme for schools “Behaviours of Concern, Limiting Your Liability in Schools”.

School leaders, teachers and special needs assistants are frequently confronted by students exhibiting challenging and disruptive behaviours. Many of these students have complex needs. The use of a physical intervention may be necessary in exceptional circumstances to prevent an injury to a student or others. The code of behaviour on its own may not be enough to protect your school. Schools that have a Behaviour of Concern Policy and training are in a much stronger position to limit liability. This training is aimed at safeguarding students and staff and empowering schools to face difficult scenarios with confidence.

Course Outline:

  • The Legal Framework - What you can and cannot do
  • Dealing with Different Scenarios and Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Developing a Behaviour of Concern Policy for your School
  • Developing and Implementing a Robust Incident Reporting System

Duration: 2 hours. This course can be delivered in one 2 hour session or in two 1 hour sessions during (Croke Park hours) or under whatever arrangement best suits the school.

Evaluation: Participants will be required to attend and to complete an online questionnaire.

Certification: All participants who attend the training will be provided with a certificate of attendance from Mason Hayes & Curran.

The Education Team also provide training in relation to Child Protection, Code of Behaviour, Data Protection, Dignity at Work, Duty of Care, Health & Safety, Recruitment and Social Media.


For further information on this training course please contact Ian O’Herlihy, Partner & Head of the Education Team.


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