Fearful schools banning staff from touching children | News crumb | EducationGuardian.co.uk: "Researchers found current practice regarding touching to be confused, contradictory, based on staff rather than child protection, contrary to known best practice regarding child development, increasingly contested and not required by legislation.
Piper said: 'Touchy-feely seems to have given way to touchy-feary. Everyone expressed concerns about practice.'"
Why do people do this? When did they forget they were dealing with children and prioritise hyper-protective practices above meeting their needs? Education, education, education = litigation, litigation, litigation?!