Stuff revealed a day or two ago that the "Teachers Council" has a "Secret" list of teachers who are identified as at risk of sexual offending against pupils.
In light of recent revelations of offending by two teachers in this realm of totally objectionable destructive behavior, this latest admission is but one more exposed failure of teachers and their "professional entities".
Do teachers have to 'buy protection'.
Apparently Riki was able to adopt multilple Identities with consumate ease, including one occasion when he took not only the name of a teacher who had moved to Australia but also assumed that persons teaching certificate. His alleged offending encompassed six schools.
James Parker became deputy principal of a school, became the teachers rep on the BOT all after first becoming a person with flagged suspicious activity against his name some 15 years earlier as a teacher on section. He has been asked to respond to 49, yes 49 charges of sexual indecencies perpetrated on pupils in his care.
I struggled to understand why my Dad was so adamant that I could not become a "Boy Scout" some 60 years ago and to be fair Scouting New Zealand has made awesome progress in rooting out the potential offending that motivated my fathers totally understandable opposition to scouting.
The C**ts who take a position of trust in any field that allows access to their victims rely on secrecy and trust to succeed, that in itself is more than enough reason for the Teachers Council to abandon the hypocrisy that their "list" involves. Ffs it is not only BOT members and parents who can't access the "List" even a "police check" cannot access it. Not really sure who can in fact gain access to it.
A claim the list only applies to "a handful" is just bollocks.
One Child molested by one teacher is totally unacceptable, from that point it just gets worse accompanied by the disastrous outcomes that are all too often revealed as disfunction in later life.
General Debate 28 August 2014
56 minutes ago