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Behaviour Management and Self Harm

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by llanelliboy, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Hi Folks,

    A hypothetical situation here.

    A year 11 girl who was previously a model student has got an older, dodgy boyfriend.

    her work and behaviour has declined sharply and evidence of self-harm has been noticed on her wrists.

    What would your next steps be?

    Rob
     
  2. Hi Folks,

    A hypothetical situation here.

    A year 11 girl who was previously a model student has got an older, dodgy boyfriend.

    her work and behaviour has declined sharply and evidence of self-harm has been noticed on her wrists.

    What would your next steps be?

    Rob
     
  3. RaymondSoltysek

    RaymondSoltysek New commenter

    I've just reviewed a good book by Colin Lever which has a chapter on just such an issue - worth checking out. "Understanding Challenging Behaviour in Inclusive Classrooms"

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Understanding-Challenging-Behaviour-Inclusive-Classrooms/dp/1408248271/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315126706&sr=8-1

     
  4. You've posted this on the secondary forum as well - I would just reiterate the advice there - refer this to your CP officer.
     
  5. Tom_Bennett

    Tom_Bennett Occasional commenter

    Totally agree with CasaC, above: get straight to your Child Protection Officer and report this, so that it goes straight to the people who have experience in handling such matters. This could be one of the most important single decisions any teacher will ever make in their career.
    Good luck
    Read more from Tom here on his personal blog, or follow him on Twitter here.
     
  6. Thanks for all of your reponses.

    This was a hypothetical situation and after lots of arguing about ethics we couldn't find any other way than handing it over to the GO or CPO.
     

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