Monday 19 November 2012
Paedophilia fears 'deter men' from working in childcare
"Men are being deterred from working in childcare because they worry that they may be perceived as being a paedophile [sic], an early years expert has warned.
Male nursery workers told the London Early Years Foundation they felt isolated by the lack of males in the profession.
Speaking to coincide with the launch of the London Network for Men in Childcare, the chief executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) said high-profile child abuse cases, such as the Jimmy Savile scandal, were affecting public attitudes to male childcarers.
June O’Sullivan made the comments in light of a survey by her organisation that found more than half of nursery workers believe that men are discouraged from pursuing a career in the early years sector."
Jimmy Savile scandal ‘puts men off childcare’
Will Jimmy Savile case [case?] put men off working in childcare?
7:53AM GMT 19 Nov 2012
Concern over abuse allegations against teachers
Only one in six allegations of child abuse made against teachers and staff result in a suspension, raising questions over the number of malicious allegations made.
Over 30 school staff
sacked in Yorkshire over sex allegations
West Midlands school staff accused of 377 child abuse incidents
School staff sacked over child abuse