What it is
A predetermined plan of action to address potential student safety concerns to minimize risk for the student and others.
• Develop the plan with a team of teachers, educational workers, administrators, parents/guardians and the student.
• Utilize non-teacher professional reports and recommendations.
• Document the plan on a board template, if available.
• Share the plan with all staff.
• Ensure the plan is available for supply teachers.
• Revise the plan regularly.
• Communicate regularly with parents/guardians and administrators, especially when plan is used.
• Debrief with staff after each incident and revise plan as needed.
• Track student behaviour.
• Teach needed skills to the student via alternative IEP programming.
• Consider staff training in crisis intervention (for example, Behaviour Management Systems Training (BMST) or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI).
See related Student Needs pages for specific strategies:
• Aggression Management
• Anger/Frustration Management Skills
• Anxiety Management Skills
• Personal Safety
See Related IPRC Exceptionalities:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Behaviour Exceptionality
• Special Education in Ontario K-12 Policy and Resource Guide, p. A25, Section C, Section E and Section F