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Positive Behaviour Support Guidance

We are committed to providing learning environments that promote positive behaviour and relationships where children and adults treat each other with care and respect.

Everyone responsible for, or working with, children and young people in any setting across Devon should review their setting against the ‘Positive Behaviour Support Guidance’ and ensure that they are complying with statutory regulations.

The guidance refers specifically to residential children homes (including homes for children with additional needs), secure children’s homes, alternative providers and special schools (including Independent Specialist Providers), but the principles will apply to all settings whether the provision is in-house to Devon County Council or externally commissioned. It refers to children and young people under the age of 18 years old as defined in the Children Act 1989 and to a person aged 18 or over if they are accommodated in a children’s home as defined in Children Homes (England) Regulations 2015.

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email

If it’s an emergency call 999