From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
This guidance aims to assist Victorian government schools to reduce and eliminate restraint and seclusion of students. These are set to be reviewed by December 2018.
It provides information and advice to help staff in Victorian government schools to:
- prevent the occurrence of behaviours of concern; and
- use effective, ethical and evidence-based responses where a student may be at risk of restraint or seclusion.
Reduction and elimination of restraint and seclusion
There are 15 principles to guide the reduction and elimination of restraint and seclusion in Victorian government schools.
The Policy Guidance, Procedures and Resources
The Guidance, Procedures and Resources apply to all students within Victorian government schools and prohibit certain types of restraint and seclusion actions. They include:
Working with parents, carers and others
Prevention and early Intervention
Response and recovery
Department policy and laws underpin the Guidance, Procedures and Resources. For more information, see: