Concerns raised over use of ‘seclusion’ at primary school

Serious child protection allegations have been made by parents, who claim they were forced to remove their children with additional support needs from a Glasgow primary school.

The Ferret has spoken to the parents of four children – aged six to nine – who attended St Charles’ Catholic Primary in Kelvinside in the last year and raised concerns. One child is still at the school.

All have additional support needs including confirmed or suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


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Many of the complaints revolve around what parents claim is inappropriate use of seclusion. Three parents claimed their child was shut in a small gym changing room, which they say is used for storage.

Glasgow City Council denies the allegations which it says have been investigated, in some cases by police and social work.

In the case of seclusion, the council maintains the room was used to help “de-escalate” challenging behaviour in a safe space, in adherence with council policy

The full story is in The Ferret.

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