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Upset And Disappointed: NABMSE Reacts To Alarming Mistreatment Of Disabled Students

Eileen O’Rourke, General Secretary of NAMBSE, expressed "disappointment and upset" at the findings.

The National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE), who have a head office on Friary Road in Kildare Town, has expressed deep concern and disappointment over recent findings indicating mistreatment of disabled students in Irish schools.

The results from a survey conducted by AsIAm and Inclusion Ireland revealed alarming statistics, with up to 35% of disabled schoolchildren reporting experiences of seclusion, while 27% have been subjected to restraint while in a school setting.

Eileen O’Rourke, General Secretary of NAMBSE, expressed "disappointment and upset" at the findings.

She said the organisation is committed to providing high-quality education within caring and supportive environments.

"We are very upset and disappointed that this has been the experience of some children," she explained.

She said the cases must be investigated and prompt action taken to support the schools and parents.

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