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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.

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Concern over impact of false claims against teachers

Teaching unions said that any teacher that abuses their position should face the full consequences but also said they had concerns about the impact of false claims.

There can be misunderstandings and malicious allegations are made, so it is critical that investigations are carried out quickly with due process.

– Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT)

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