Follow Teachers TV
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on iTunes

Duty of Care

Part of the series What If...?

  Screen capture from Duty of Care


This week, how do teachers deal with the problems posed by pupils having sex? How does the division of responsibility between the school and parents work in practice?

Download Duty of Care
Follow on Twitter Post "Duty of Care" to your Facebook Profile

In order to prevent spam emails

you must be registered and logged-in to use this feature

or use your own email to send this link


The late Ted Wragg conducts an imaginary case study with the help of eight panellists. His story involves 15-year-old Juliet and her boyfriend Romeo. The dilemmas arise out of Romeo and Juliet's sexual activity leading to STDs, pregnancy and an abortion. What happens when they are due to go on a school trip? How much are the parents told?

Key points:

  • Lively debate where not even the experienced professionals can agree on 'right' course of action
  • Is it fair to prevent just the male partner from going on school trip to avoid difficult circumstances?
  • Do you break a child's confidence by telling parents, if they have threatened suicide?

Visit our resources and support materials page for links relevant to the topic covered in this debate.


You might also like

Comments (0)

Post Comment

Public or private comment