Sheffield teacher warns that innocent teachers may be harmed by new regulations

February 19, 2004

A SHEFFIELD-based teacher’s union leader today warned proposed new methods of storing information about suspected criminals could put his members at risk. Dave Battye of the NASUWT urged the Government to be cautious in implementing guidelines on sharing information about arrests of people suspected of a crime.It follows proposals submitted to the Bichard Inquiry into how child killer Ian Huntley got a job as a school caretaker at the Soham school of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman – despite facing accusations of rape and indecent assault … Mr Battye warned toughening up guidelines enforcing the sharing of information about suspects could lead to people who are wrongly accused being unfairly treated.

Sheffield Today


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