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Key questions to ask the ‘at risk’ pupil

Take account of any factors which may have contributed to the poor behaviour. These might include:

  • bullying
  • mental health issues
  • bereavement
  • unidentified SEN
  • domestic violence
  • friendship problems

When to call the police – advice from the NPCC (this advice is for school and college staff with responsibility for behaviour management, including designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, head teachers and senior leadership teams in schools and colleges in England).