Parents in Norfolk and Suffolk were last night reassured that incidents remain “extremely rare” after new figures showed more than 250 complaints were made against school staff in the two counties during the last year. The alleged incidents – 139 in Norfolk and 109 in Suffolk – are among more than 1,700 across England unearthed […]
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A teacher cleared of having sex with a pupil at a Cheshire special school said she knew she was exposing herself to the risk of a false accusation.
A teacher cleared of having sex with a pupil at a Cheshire special school said she knew she was exposing herself to the risk of a false accusation. Teresa McKenzie, 39, of Meifod, near Welshpool, Powys, said she had been dealing with a “deeply disturbed and suicidal teenager” who demanded care. She had faced seven […]
The question of false allegations was again raised in Parliament this time by Lord Hylton Teachers: Offences Question Asked by Lord Hylton To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many teachers have been falsely accused of offences in the most recent years for which figures are available. [HL651] The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, […]
Jennie Bristows book review of ‘Researching Sex and Lies in the Classroom’, by Pat Sikes and Heather Piper
A provocative new book argues that a combination of suspicion towards adults and officialdom’s belief that children always tell the truth is creating a minefield of abuse accusations in schools. Researching Sex and Lies in the Classroom, by Profs. Pat Sikes and Heather Piper, is published by Routledge and available from Amazon(UK)
The Scottish Government have announced that the Independent Inquiry Into Alleged Abuse at Kerelaw Residential School Secure Unit (ISBN 978 0 7559 5952 5) undertaken by Eddie Frizzell has been published. Contents Foreword 1 Executive Summary 2 Background 3 Introduction 4 Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit 5 Looked after children legislation and regulation 6 Policy […]
ISA Decision Making (IDM) update The Parliamentary process to introduce ISA Decision Making (IDM) via secondary legislation has been progressing and the date for the start of this transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme has now been fixed. For background, as part of the transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme, the […]
We are grateful to NFPS (National Federation for Personal Safety) for bringing this article to our attention. This story also appears in the Daily Mail A teacher who won £250,000 compensation after a pupil tried to strangle him has criticised the apparent ‘can’t touch’ culture that exists in schools after other teaching staff initially refused to […]
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has today urged the Kerelaw Enquiry, established to examine the circumstances in which abuse occurred at the former Kerelaw residential school, to treat all teachers fairly during the enquiry process. The EIS is concerned that some wholly innocent teachers are suffering damage to their reputations and to their careers […]
The public (but not the press) is being cleared from the Edinburgh High Court in the Kerelaw case every time an accuser making allegations of a sexual nature takes the witness stand. As a result the following Press release has been issued. FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers in the UK) says this is an […]