A Guide to Managing Critical Incidents

The ‘Guide to Managing Critical Incidents in Schools’ was commissioned by the Department of Education as part of the ‘iMatter’ Programme which addresses how the entire school community should be engaged in promoting resilient emotional health for all pupils, what support systems are available for vulnerable pupils, and what support is available to schools in the event of a crisis.       

The ‘Guide’ is based on the cumulative experience of school staff and personnel from external statutory and voluntary agencies. The aim of the Guide is to ensure a regional approach to dealing with critical incidents and is designed to help schools be prepared for a critical incident and to ensure effective management before, during and after the event.      

The Guide is available for download from the DE website at www.education-ni.gov.uk  in both the English and Irish language, and appendices, including some with ‘fill-in’ function, can be downloaded separately.

Last updated: 03/06/2020