Search, Screen and Confiscate for Schools

Schools have a responsibility under health and safety legislation to minimise risks to pupils, staff and visitors, and they have statutory powers to make rules about pupil behaviour to facilitate this. Both searching and screening contribute to the safety of the school by enabling staff to identify and remove prohibited items such as weapons and alcohol.

Course description

This course covers:

  • who can search and when?
  • what you can search for the consent and without consent
  • the statutory prohibited items
  • items the school can ban at their own discretion
  • examples of reasonable grounds for conducting a search
  • the extent to which the staff can search
  • how to conduct a search
  • what to do if a pupil refuses to co-operate with a search
  • different types of screening
  • what staff should do with confiscated items
  • what to do with electronic devices found during a search
  • recording and reporting searches
  • what the law says about searching, screening and confiscation
  • good practice

What are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £11.99 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


Buy as part of a training package

This course can be purchased as part of EduCare for Education, our bestselling training course package which combines a wide range of courses such as Child Protection, Online Safety and The Prevent Duty into one cost-effective bundle.

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  • Fulfil your legal duty of care in the key areas the law and inspection requires
  • Provide robust evidence of staff training
  • Access powerful management reports so you know who has completed the training
  • Allow ALL staff to complete essential duty of care training
  • Access additional resources to extend subject knowledge
  • Keep up-to-date with legislation changes
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Key features and benefits

Price £11.99 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 Hour

Target Audience Education

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • One CPD credit
  • Optional narration for accessibility
  • Personalised, downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable modules for future reference

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EduCare provides a clear and simple mechanism to train staff in a variety of crucial and mandatory areas. Staff numbers continue to grow and time to deliver training face-to-face is becoming ever scarcer due to increased legislation.

Phil Wise
Reading Blue Coat School