Mental health problems to blame as more youngsters admitted to South Cumbria pupil referral unit
In January earlier this year, 76 children, including one boy in Year 4, were referred to South Cumbria's Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) which is based at Newbridge House in Ewan Close, Barrow.
This compares to just 54 pupils in January 2015 and 44 in the year prior to that.
The PRU offers specialist teaching to those who have been kicked out of school. It also provides a hospital and home tuition service for those who are too unwell to attend due to illness, pregnancy or physical injuries.
Councillor Anne Burns, cabinet member on Cumbria County Council for children's services, thinks that the... read more
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