BBC reports on compensation for school abuse

“The prospect of American-style civil pay-outs toppling some of Britain’s ancient educational institutions will outrage some. Others will protest that only by demanding significant compensation can society properly value the life of a child” . In this bbc report there seems to be a curiously financial focus on the issue of abuse in schools, as one lawyer suggests, is it really paying ‘real money’ that will end the problem? Should we really be suggesting that perpetrators being punished by hefty compensation claims is the way to prevent children being abused? A lot to think about here…

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