Teachers rebel against sexual offences check

Union says new fitness to teach certificate is badly implemented, but Junta rejects claim

Cases of paedophiles working with children, such as Dr Carlos Alexander of Pulpí who was arrested in 2014 for abusing young boys, forced Spain to setup a sexual offenders’ register

By David Jackson

Teachers’ union CSIF has filed a complaint on behalf of the more than 13,000 teachers across Almería province who are obliged to undergo a new fitness-to-teach check.

All teachers, paediatricians, school monitors and other professionals who deal with under-age children are now required to obtain a police certificate to confirm they have not been convicted of any sexual offence in recent years.

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