A Dundee mum is fighting for rules to be introduced on the way disabled children are restrained in schools.
More than a thousand people have already signed a petition which is set to go before the Scottish Parliament.
As well as calling for national guidelines on restraint, the campaign aims to set a limit on the time kids are put into solitary seclusion.
The parent behind the petition has a disabled child who attended Kingspark School in Dundee.
She is one of a number of parents who had raised concerns, going back to 2010, about restraint methods at the school.
In May, an independent investigation found there was “no cause for concern” for pupil safety but parents claim their complaints weren’t properly looked into.
Now they want to see changes made in schools at a national level.
The Dundee mum said: “Disabled children are completely different to mainstream children.
“Some of them have no means of communicating through words. The only way to say they are too hot, too cold, hungry or need to go to the toilet is through behaviour.
“If you ignore those signals, then the children will resort to doing anything to get your attention. Some will go up and hit the teacher. If the teacher’s response is to restrain and punish that child, then you have a serious problem.”
The petition, which has almost 1,700 signatures, calls for the use of restraint as a last resort. And the campaign wants to see the recording of every incident leading to restraint or seclusion, which could then be monitored.
The parent added: “I understand it’s difficult and frustrating to look after disabled children. This petition follows months of research it’s not something I’ve done lightly. There are 11 other parents promoting this, all from the Dundee and Angus area. We’ve had support from many disability charities and politicians.
“We are going to Holyrood in March or April and hopefully the petition committee will take action.”