August 3, 2015

Devon School Closed for Investigation of 'Excessive Restraint' Claims

The BBC reports on an investigation that has been launched into allegations of physical abuse of vulnerable boys at Chelfham Mill School, near Barnstaple. A privately run residential school for boys, aged seven to 18, with emotional and behavioural problems.

BBC South West's Home Affairs correspondent said: "Detectives say they're looking at recent claims of excessive restraint, along with some dating back several years.

Managing challenging behaviours

Reasonable force