According to The Independent, schools will be investigated by the equalities watchdog over their use of physical restraint following widespread concerns about the “traumatic” impact on children.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a formal inquiry into how schools are monitoring and recording the use of restraint to ensure methods are used appropriately in classrooms.
It comes after parents have warned that children with special educational needs have been physically restrained in school as much as 80 times in just a matter of months, leaving them injured.
There is currently no legal duty on schools to record or report incidents of restraint to families which means that the scale of restraint and other restrictive interventions in British schools is unknown.
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