Allegations made against teachers

Please could you tell me how many cases involving allegations made against teachers were referred to your authority’s Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) in each of the past three financial years and how many of those cases, on a yearly basis, were found to be either:

1. Proven
2. Unfounded
3. Malicious

Please see the table below:

Outcome 1st April 2016-31 March 2017 1st April 2017- 31 March 2018 1st April 2018- 30 September 2018
Proven 7 * *
Unfounded 89 111 43
Malicious 0 0 0

 

* These totals are so low that the individuals involved can potentially be identified. Any identification would be unfair and a breach of the first data protection principle. This information is therefore exempt for disclosure pursuant to s.40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.