Ban the use of isolation as a sanction for challenging behaviour in schools.
Why is this important?
Vulnerable children with complex needs are being placed in small and restrictive isolation booths for long periods of time - sometimes the whole day and even full school weeks. This is often for trivial offences such as uniform issues.
Parents are sometimes not told or informed euphemistically that their children are in the ‘ inclusion unit’
This is damaging the mental health of young people and the potential long term effects need to be properly researched.
We need to have a debate in parliament about this dubious practice.