Accusers, think twice

5th May 2006 at 01:00
Headteachers voted unanimously for an investigation into whether they could sue pupils or their families if they made malicious allegations.

Michael Murphy, from Corpus Christi primary in Wolverhampton, said the association needed to find a good legal test case, then report back next year.

He said child protection was paramount but added: "We need to make people stop and think before they accuse us."

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