Reducing School Exclusions in Merseyside: Delivering Violence Reduction Learning and Guidance – Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (December 2021)

Summary:  Attached are two guides produced by Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership to support reducing school exclusions.



Description:

In light of the many potential inputs and resources available to schools in Merseyside, the Violence Reduction Partnership, in consultation with local authority leads, schools and organisations working in this field of work and from other key stakeholders they have developed Delivering violence reduction Learning in schools with External partners: A guide for Merseyside schools.


Violence Reduction Partnership has also co-created additional guidance when considering permanent exclusion: principles and practical support for Merseyside schools 2020/21. This guide has been produced as an additional narrative for Merseyside schools and does not replace the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on exclusions (2017).

 

Implementing the practice:

• All of the Merseyside youth justice services contributed to the additional guidance when considering permanent exclusion: principles and practical support for Merseyside schools 2020/21.


• The youth justice services recognise the guidance as a professional document and promote it amongst service partners, including Education to raise awareness of each Local Authorities menu of support that Schools could consider before making a decision to permanently exclude any children from school.

 

 

Contact:

Youth justice service:  Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership 
Name: Stephen Collier 
Email:  stevecollier@wirral.gov.uk