29 Nov 2016

Dunedin school investigated over use of seclusion room

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 29 November 2016
Sara Cohen School

Sara Cohen School Photo: GOOGLE MAPS

A Dunedin special needs school that locked children in a seclusion room is being investigated amid claims teaching staff there physically abused children as young as five.

One staff member has quit, another is suspended, and an employment investigation is underway at  Sara Cohen School.

Early this month the Government said it would ban seclusion rooms after an uproar over a Wellington school locking up autistic children.