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Reducing restrictive intervention - what can we learn from Scotland?

United Kingdom - February 28 2019 In his recent report, No Safe Place: Restraint & Seclusion in Scotland’s Schools, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland sets out a…

Settlement agreed for five children with severe learning disabilities who attended specialist school

United Kingdom - February 19 2019 Our clients, all of whom are children with severe learning disabilities, were placed in a specialist primary school in the north of England by their…

Alison Millar.

Case against specialist school settled on behalf of boy with autism

United Kingdom - February 13 2019 Our client, who is referred to here as Ben in order to protect his anonymity, is autistic and has a significant hearing impairment. After his…

Family of autistic child subjected to a spit-hood calls for tighter regulation of specialist schools

United Kingdom - January 31 2019 The family of an autistic child, who had a spit-hood used on him at a school for children with special educational needs, has called for better…

Alison Millar.

​Case settled for child who was physically restrained at private special school

United Kingdom - August 13 2018 The boy, known only as ‘B’ to protect his anonymity, was placed at the school by his local education authority when he was aged nine and he remained…

Alison Millar.