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Education institutions told to carefully screen English teachers with child sex abuse records


BANGKOK: -- The Education Ministry has warned education institutions across the country to be aware of unqualified English teachers having child sex abuse records in their home countries but coming to work in the country.

The warning was revealed by the assistant to the Minister of Education Dr Thirakiat Charoensethasilpa after being informed by the British embassy in Bangkok.

Dr Thirakiat said the UK embassy recently notified that some British citizens who have child sexual abuse records have disguised themselves as English teachers and have arrived in Thailand to work as teachers.

With such warning, he then urged all education institutions to carefully screen the qualification and records of those British citizens applying for English teaching job in the country.

He said all education institutes can either check records of all English applicants from the UK police’s website www.acro.police.uk/icpc, or ask the applicants for the job to produce certificate for check.

He said this would be a measure to screen the applicants and ensure that they have no criminal records, and prevent Thai students from sexual abuses by English teachers.

According to the UK embassy, people committed child sexual abuse crimes in the UK often look for jobs overseas such as volunteers. Many of them have been found to choose teaching or any profession that is relevant to child, he said.

Therefore he urged that all education institutions adopted careful steps in recruiting foreigners to work as English teachers.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/education-institutions-told-to-carefully-screen-english-teachers-with-child-sex-abuse-records

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-- Thai PBS 2015-07-07

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A. Why only screen foreign teachers?

Where does it state that Thai teachers are not screened?

Get a Teaching License as a Thai involves a bladdy lot. If you can show that they can get a Teacher's License with convictions for child-sex crimes, please do.

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Foreign English- teachers...because Thais could never do such a thing!

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What does this have to do with the story at hand? Can you show me in the article where it declares there are no paedophiles in Thailand?

To be honest, this is something that should be mandatory in every position where adults will be working with children. I know that it's a requirement in Korea and Japan for their foreign teachers.

It's also a requirement in the UK and has been for a number of years..If you have anything to do with children be it refereeing ,coaching teaching ,sports clubs,Cubs ,brownies scouts the full hit you have to have police clearance...big problem to if you take pictures of school sports days and the like and have any sort of images of other people's kids on your phone or camera without permission

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In defense, some government schools do screen, as well as some of the recruitment companies. My school will not allow you to work without a police check done in the last year from your home country, and if coming from another school in Thailand, a Thai police check as well.

The placement company we also use when we cannot find enough teachers also requires the police checks.

I understand not all schools do this, but it is certainly something that should be done! Especially here, where it is common to be alone with a student, and also partake in overnight trips with the school....I know if I ever have kids, they will be at a school that checks its teachers!

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I remember years ago, when I was a lad teaching at very well-known private high school (95% of graduates went to university). I was the only native speaker at times, and other times there were 2 or 3 of us. We would get walk ins - foreigners looking for teaching jobs and often the staff would ask me to interview the person. One guy in particular was ogling the M4 girls and asking me about how nice the kids are and can he get private tutoring jobs, etc. to make more money etc. etc. as we walked the campus. This guy even asked me if I had ever dated any of the students. Needless to say I told the administration and they did not hire the guy. I don't know what happened to him.

That same year, the soccer coach / phys ed teacher (Thai national obviously) got a M5 girl pregnant. They both left the school.

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should they screen thai teachers for their exchange deals sexual services against school marks ?

should they imprison thai teachers for still beating students against the law ?

no, it would be loss of "face"...

(always wondering how thais can lose what they aint got...)

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"The Education Ministry has warned education institutions across the country to be aware of unqualified English teachers having child sex abuse records in their home countries but coming to work in the country."

Guess you are OK if you are a qualified pedo or a Thai teacher thensad.png

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Some examples to be made....castrations then send them back to there countries to tell there pals.

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