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In the UK, teachers should not have to face prosecution if they have affairs with their sixth form pupils, according to a union chief. The 2001 law making it a crime has been thrown out by the chief
Ms Keates told the programme,
"If a teacher has a relationship with a pupil at the school at which they teach, it could be an 18-year-old pupil in sixth form, then that teacher can be prosecuted and end up on the sex offenders register. Clearly there have to be appropriate disciplinary sanctions in the school where a teacher works to make sure that inappropriate relationships don't develop. But it does seem a step too far, when there has been a consensual relationship, to put that person on the sex offenders register when, in fact, they could have a perfectly legitimate relationship with an 18-year-old at another school."
Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by VIKINGANT
just to pick up quickly on 1 point
`so the age of consent is now 16` - its been 16 for 123 years (since 1885)
there is a motion for a 14>16 age bracket for younger boys and girls , older than 14 but no more than 2 years apart in age - similar to certain states and other countries around the world.