Concerns over the use of physical restraint on pupils with complex special educational needs at a school in Suffolk have been raised by inspectors in a highly critical report.

Warren school in Lowestoft, which caters for pupils aged three to 19 who have a wide range of complex special educational needs and disabilities, was judged “inadequate” in all areas and put into special measures after inspection by Ofsted, the schools watchdog for England.

Inspectors said safeguarding arrangements at the school were not effective, adding: “There has been a very high use of physical restraint for pupils with some of the most complex needs.”

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