Teachers rebel against sexual offences check

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

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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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