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Teachers are in a very vulnerable position in today's classrooms. Never let yourself be put in a position where an angry parent or child can set you up for false allegations. And by all means, NEVER put your hands on a child.
Classroom and work procedures to guard against allegations in dealing with foster and all children on a daily basis
- 1. Join a professional group that has good liability insurance. (This is a must for every teacher in today's societal atmosphere.)
- 2. Communicate with other teachers and administrators. (Teachers have long been accused of
- 3. Know the children's background. (This is difficult with today's confidentiality laws, but gain as much information as you can.)
- 4. Do not touch any child, especially foster children. (Persons have been prosecuted simply for giving children caring hugs.)
- 5. Do not be alone with a child, especially foster children, and especially of the opposite sex.
- 6. If allegations are made against you, even if it is a
- 7. Never let a person from CPS or a Law Enforcement Officer interview you unless you have YOUR attorney present.