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Isolation can damage mental health.

Isolation can damage mental health.

The mental health charity Mind has warned that the use of isolation to punish pupils can potentially damage their mental health.

There have been increasing concerns about the controversial practice, with an investigation finding that hundreds of pupils had spent at least a week in isolation booths.

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Now, Mind has called for the government to “urgently” give schools “proper guidance” about the use of seclusion and isolation.

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