Today’s poll: Would jailing teachers who ‘turn a blind eye’ protect more children from abuse?

David Cameron has announced plans to extend the crime of “wilful neglect” to teachers (amongst others) if they turn a blind eye to child abuse. Would such a move help protect more children from abuse?

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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove No – it will just cause a load of finger pointing with the most slippery evading blame and the most honest taking the hit

  2. alchemista_kx

    SchoolsImprove I’d expect a huge increase in the number of reports, and social services to collapse under the strain.

  3. BigTalkEd

    We work with Schools, delivering age appropriate SRE to KS1&2, we hold a Parent Workshop then shadow train Teachers in the classroom simultaneously. The result? everyone feels easier about discussing sensitive issues and has a common vocabulary. It’s simple, it works!

  4. TW

    What would make an even bigger difference would be to ensure M.P.s, especially government ministers, go to prison for many decades when they cover up abuse – something that has been happening for decades.

  5. HughdjNicklin

    SchoolsImprove 1980s: colleague passed on suspicions re cigarette burns in child. Not verified & she was then vilified 4 attacking parents

Let us know what you think...