Nanny in action;Leading Article
In fact, the guidelines we already have (TES, page 11) are perfectly adequate. Teachers can be, and are, drummed out of the profession for inappropriate relationships with pupils. Enforcing the current age of consent properly would be a far more effective way of protecting the vulnerable. The danger is that the climate of fear already infecting our primary schools - where young men are reluctant to enter the profession and crying children go unhugged - is about to enter the sixth form too. All the best teachers take risks in nurturing pupils; only a tiny proportion overstep the mark.