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Physical Violence: Schools

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many serious injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence in schools in (a) England and (b) each local education authority were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in each year from 2000 to 2006. (116962)

No fatal injuries involving acts of violence to schoolteachers in England were reported to HSE across the period 2000-01 to 2005-06.

The following table 1 is in support of part (a) of the question and details non-fatal injuries to schoolteachers involving acts of violence across England as a whole.

Tables 2-7 in support of part (b) of the question are set out in an annexe. Due to the size of the individual outputs I have placed a copy in the Library. These provide a breakdown, by local authorities in England, of non-fatal injuries to schoolteachers involving acts of violence.

Table 1: Non-fatal injuries to schoolteachers in England involving acts of violence reported to HSE, 2000-01 to 2005-061

Non-fatal major injury

Over-3-day injury

All reported injuries

2000-01

34

148

182

2001-02

25

125

150

2002-03

25

161

186

2004-05

40

140

180

2005-061

30

191

221

1 Provisional