A few years ago I was bullied until my health suffered, over a child protection issue. The HT refused to contact Social Services, even though we'd had a twilight session about CP that same week! The twilight session was part of new training after the Victoria Climbie case so I knew I was right about procedure. After he refused to follow procedure I anonymously contacted the CP team at the LEA and they told me that I would have to 'go over his head'. I didn't want to do that so gave him the opportunity to do the right thing. He made my life hell and Occupational Health and my union were useless. In the end I left teaching as I wasn't prepared to ruin my health for a good salary. When I worked out my hourly rate based on the work I actually did I was barely above the minimum wage for my hourly rate. I now do supply teaching. I thought I may go back to it full time and that the system would get better, but it seems to have got a lot worse. It's no longer a job you can do as a life-long career. I'm just so lucky that I have a lovely, supportive husband and that I don't HAVE to work full time.