School and college leaders should be able to:
- develop skills and knowledge to resolve conflict as part of the curriculum;
- challenge aggressive behaviour in ways that prevent the recurrence of such behaviour;
- understand risks for specific groups, including those that are gender-based, and target interventions;
- safeguard, and specifically organise child protection, when needed;
- carefully manage individual transitions between educational establishments, especially into Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) or alternative provision; and
- work with local partners to prevent anti-social behaviour or crime.
The guidance includes:
- advice on the support available to address problems of youth violence or gangs;
- a summary of what works in tackling violence in educational establishments;
- some considerations when commissioning programmes to improve outcomes for young people; and
- a set of resources and practical checklists.