Teachers suspected of abuse given anonymity
Graeme Paton and Martin EvansMembers of the public, the media and even the police could be banned from automatically naming teachers in cases such as that in which Jeremy Forrest fled the country with his pupil, Megan Stammers, it has emerged.
From Monday, anyone who names a staff member at the centre of a criminal allegation made by or on behalf of a child, could face prosecution or a £5,000 fine.
The power, enshrined in the 2011 Education Act, is being introduced to protect innocent teachers against malicious claims from pupils and parents, but critics fear that the legislation has gone too far and will hamper investigations and stifle free speech.
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"Teachers suspected of abuse given anonymity", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/teachers-suspected-of-abuse-given-anonymity