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26 Jun 2019

SEN children physically restrained at school, say parents

Parents of young children with special educational needs say they are frequently being physically restrained in school. And critics of the practice argue that restraint is being used as a way to control children’s behaviour, instead of teachers supporting their needs.

The Department for Education has promised to publish long-awaited guidelines for schools soon. It’s seen as a much-needed step to protect some of the most vulnerable children.