1,000 teachers 'accused of a relationship with a pupil'

Nearly 1,000 teachers have been accused of having a relationship with a pupil in the last five years, according to research. Of these, just over one in four faced police charges.

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1,000 teachers 'accused of a relationship with a pupil'

Nearly 1,000 teachers have been accused of having a relationship with a pupil in the last five years, according to research. Of these, just over one in four faced police charges.

The figures, obtained by BBC Newsbeat through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, show that between 2008 and 2013, at least 959 teachers and other school staff were accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a pupil.

Almost 1,000 teachers have been accused of having a relationship with a pup Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

At least 254 of these cases (26%) led to a police charge, the findings show, although Newsbeat said that it was not clear from the responses how many of these cases led to a prosecution, conviction, or were dismissed.

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