Child Safety – 181 workers fired by Councils

Child Safety – 181 workers fired by Councils

More than 180 teachers, social workers and other council staff were sacked last year after being judged to be a risk to children.

In 2012/13 some 3,651 local authority workers were investigated over allegations they had either harmed or abused children or were unsuitable to work with them, figures show.

The statistics – obtained following Freedom of Information requests to councils in England and Wales – show that 695 of those local authority probes were then investigated by police.

A total of 181 staff were subsequently sacked, according to council replies. Experts said it was the first time the total number of dismissals for such offences had been compiled. read more

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