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HEADTEACHERS' CONCERN AT FALSE ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

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Headteachers have reported concern about the growing number of false allegations of child abuse against them, the I...
Headteachers have reported concern about the growing number of false allegations of child abuse against them, the Independent reports (P6).

The National Association of Head Teachers has suggested that all branch secretaries challenge school governors and local authorities who 'trawl' parents and pupils to build up a case. Teachers were particularly vulnerable to abuse allegations, it was said, especially since the abolition of corporal punishment and now any contact can be construed as an assault.
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