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Residential care stopped at Shropshire autism school – BBC News

A private school for children with autism has been ordered to close its residential care with immediate effect.

Ofsted said the decision to shut the children’s home element of Cruckton Hall School had been made because of concerns around safeguarding.

The school, near Shrewsbury, said it was working to the address the problems “quickly and thoroughly”.

A school spokesperson said the closure only affected the residential side and not day-to-day teaching.

Parents will be given help to find new placements, Shropshire Council said.

Cruckton Hall has 33 pupils, with autism spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome, 20 of which are residential pupils.

They will still be able to be educated at the school, but will need accommodation elsewhere.

“Our primary focus at this time is to ensure all of the young people at the children’s home are properly supported and cared for,” the school said.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-46836847

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