Bethany’s story came to light a week or so ago. Whilst many of us in the SEN world are sickened and shocked – at the same time, we are not surprised. I have the privilege of having her Dad’s permission to share his update. We are all familiar with the concept of ‘meetings about me without me’… well below is a spectacular version. Read on for a happier ending than usual.
For those who would like some background: Beth is locked in a seclusion cell with (10′ x 12′) with one door and no window. She is 17. She has been in seclusion for 21 months. Until recently she had part of a pen in her arm. I understand that the media outcry at least resulted in this being addressed. She has her food passed to her through a hatch.