Police have contacted the procurator fiscal in relation to an alleged abuse scandal at a Dundee school for disabled children.
Officers are seeking “advice and direction” for the investigation into Kingspark School and want anyone with further information to contact them.
The allegations date back to 2010, when parents claimed disabled children arrived home with unexplained bruising and other injuries. They raised concerns about the alleged restraint methods used at the school.
After an initial investigation shortly after the accusations were made, the force took no action. In May 2014, an inquiry by an independent education consultant found there was “no cause for concern” for pupil safety.
At the time, parents claimed their complaints were not properly looked into and police did not interview them. They said the council has blocked every attempt to get the alleged abuse properly investigated and stopped.
In 2014 Police Scotland was asked by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to hold a fresh inquiry.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland has recently sought advice and direction from the procurator fiscal in relation to some aspects of the investigation. If anyone has any further information which they would wish to share with the police then we would advise they contact 101.”
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service declined to comment.
A council spokesman said: “The council is cooperating fully with an ongoing police investigation and will be making no further comment until that has been completed.”
A Government spokesperson said: “As we advised in our response to the petition on this issue, we are now undertaking a review of guidance for schools on the management of school exclusion with a view to incorporating guidance on restraint and seclusion, to place these issues in the context of positive relationships and behaviour in line with the responses to the petition.”