Deputy head's torment after pupil's false claim - Telegraph
"A deputy head teacher was forced to leave the profession and flee the country to avoid the stigma of a false accusation against him, a teacher's union heard yesterday.
The claim that he sexually abused one of his pupils was investigated and discovered to be unfounded and malicious but the child was allowed to return to school.
Such claims are "downright evil," said Bob Williams, from Rochdale, who told how he had held his colleague's hand as he was crying on the day he broke the news to his daughters.
"I was there when he had to tell his 88-year-old father why he was off school," he said.
Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers voted to call ballots for industrial action - refusing to teach children returned to the school where they made a false allegations."
It still shocks me, although it has been going on for so long. - It still shocks me.
Compare it with the medical profession. - When GENUINE complaints of very serious misbehaviour by doctors are made - whether complaints of professional negligence/incompetence which have resulted in severe physical, emotional and financial harm to the patient or complaints of sexual abuse causing great distress to vulnerable patients, what is done to help the damaged patients or to protect other patients from similar harm by the doctor? - Usually, nothing at all! - And these are not malicious children complaining for a bit of fun; these are people whose lives, very often, have been comprehensively destroyed by the actions of the negligent doctors.
So innocent teachers are made to suffer when they have done no wrong. And doctors who have done wrong normally incur no sanction, no punishment, but their already suffering innocent victims are punished further by the travesty of the NHS complaints procedures. See Andrea Carey's ordeal and my posts about NHS complaints procedures.