Dealing with child protection issues: coping with involvement as a teacher

In this article a teacher who has worked in education for 30 years describes the personal and professional impact of child protection.

Using a case study of one child the writer demonstrates the process of having concerns about a pupil, hearing and reporting a disclosure, talking to parents about these concerns and following up with social services. She highlights the fact that teachers are the people who interact with at risk children on a daily basis and that they need more specific training and greater emotional support.

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