10 May '14

News Campaign urges boarding schools to stop taking young children

After an article in last week's Observer Magazine about abuse claims, campaigners call for end to children being 'sent away'A group of campaigners, clinicians and academics are calling for boarding schools to stop accepting young children, claiming that boarding is mentally damaging and the product of an outdated class system.In a letter to Sunday's Observer, more than 25 signatories including psychoanalyst Dr Susie Orbach, Labour MP Barry Sheerman, writer AL Kennedy and film-maker Don Boyd say boarding is detrimental to children's wellbeing and a "British habit" that can lead to emotional deprivation. Continue reading...

Read the full story in Guardian Education
Log in Join