A compensation claim for an injury from an attack by a secondary school student will need access to Tameside no win no fee* solicitors
The borough of Tameside is situated in the Greater Manchester region in England and the borough has seen a rise in attacks on students in schools according to a report released by the Department of Education. According to the figures, students in primary and secondary school who have been suspending for physical attacks on fellow students has increased by 21 per cent. The exact number of attacks in the 2012/13 period was 363 and 298 in 2011/12.
In addition, secondary students in Tameside had the most number of students permanently excluded for incidents with 49 in the 2012/13 period. This is 3 times the average amount for schools across the nation although it is unknown as to whether this figure was adjusted for numbers of students in secondary schools across boroughs.
Notwithstanding this point, the Tameside Council has said that it will cooperate with schools and academies to try to decrease the numbers of students being permanently excluded. Other statistics from the report by the Department of Education indicated that suspensions that relate to drug and alcohol have risen, as well as verbal abuse and threats towards teachers and students. Suspensions in primary schools are also rising with Tameside having one of Greater Manchester’s highest rates of suspensions per total number of students in 2012/13. On a positive note, numbers of suspensions for physical attacks on adults, theft, disruptive behaviour, bullying and racist abuse have dropped.
A spokesman for the council has said that they will be making sure that anti-social behaviour of all types is addressed and that the reporting systems in place are robust so that the figures shown are truly indicative of what is happening in Tameside schools. Also, with a consistent reporting and documentation system in place, the schools can support the victims of the attacks better and the perpetrators can see that their actions are being taken seriously.
If you have been injured by in an attack by a school student then you could make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and access Tameside no win no fee* solicitors.
Tameside no win no fee* solicitors can be accessed if you are making a claim for an injury from an attack by a secondary school student
To check your eligibility for a claim in Tameside, call or text Accident Advice Helpline on the phone number at the top of the page.
Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown