The Brief / challenge
Maidstone and Malling Alternative Provision is a pupil referral unit which takes pupils who will have been identified as being at risk of permanent exclusion or may have been permanently excluded. The students in the unit present the most challenging behaviour and MMAP wanted a solution to help improve student behaviour and ensure staff feel safer.
They approached NCS Technology to find out more about body cameras and their benefits. MMAP have CCTV cameras in and around their building which has helped reduce damage, but the cameras do not guarantee staff safety. It was not felt appropriate to have CCTV cameras in classrooms as staff felt uncomfortable under constant scrutiny.