Half of allegations are unfounded

27th April 2012 at 01:00

Almost half of the thousands of allegations made against school staff each year turn out to be unfounded, according to the first government- commissioned study of its kind. Of 2,800 claims made by pupils and their families, 47 per cent were unsubstantiated or malicious, 12 per cent led to a police investigation and 3 per cent resulted in a conviction or a caution.

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