'Cage' for autistic Nicolson Institute pupil removed

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  1. BBC News - 'Cage' for autistic Nicolson Institute pupil removed

    An enclosed play area for a teenage pupil with learning difficulties and autism, which was described as a "cage" by his MSP, has been removed.

    Now I'm all for individuals getting the chance to go outside and exercise, but this is just sick. An autistic boy was forced into an open cage in order to be "protected"....







    .... I thought they'd have used a dog collar on a chain - far more portable and cost effective
     
  2. Funds? How much did they raise? 50 quid?

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    Who built it? A pack of pikeys?
     
  3. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    It's pretty similar to what I keep the missus in.
     
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  5. It would have been cheaper to tie a helium filled balloon to a manhole cover and watch the poor moonface bob around it like a moth to a flame.
     
  6. What, none of this?
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  7. See what happens when you get it wrong

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  9. His Austrian accent made it sound like 'dicking'

    Perfectly understandable mistake, dunno what all the fuss is about.
     
  10. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    What, the fence, the history or the plot?
     
  11. He doesn't need the cage anymore, he gets to play by sitting in a tub doing my dhobi.
     
  12. Does he have epilepsy as well, that could be useful ?
     
  13. Doesn't matter, Cernunnos has electricity. Same result, and more entertaining (for Cernunnos)
     
  14. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    On a more serious note who in their right mind would think that constituted a safe area for play for any child let alone one with additonal needs.

    Someone has planned that, the materials have been approved for purchase and then it's been built.

    It's truely disturbing.