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Schools: Crimes of Violence

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers in England have reported being the subject of violence perpetrated by (a) a pupil and (b) a parent or guardian of a pupil in each of the last five years. (220135)

Data are not collected centrally on the number of teachers who have been subject to violence.

The Department does collect information on the number of exclusions from schools which occur following assault on an adult, this was collected for the first time for 2004/05. Information on the number of permanent and fixed period exclusions due to assault against an adult, broken down by local authority, and covering the academic years 2004/05 and 2005/06 has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

The latest information on the number of permanent and fixed period exclusions due to assault against an adult, broken down by local authority has been published at the following link:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000793/index.shtml