Hello, I am a frequent contributor but have changed my identity, for reasons that will become obvious. I have been suspended from my job because a safeguarding allegation has been made against me. I know I am innocent and suspect a malicious parent has made the allegation. I haven't slept or managed to eat for days. I am totally devasted and feel suicidal. I cannot believe I have no rights, I have no idea when or where the incident/s occurred, or who the child is (unless my fear of a malicious allegation is correct). My union have heard nothing and have told me it's a waiting game. This is the sickest game I have ever been a party to. Has anybody been through this awful situation who could give me some guidance? My head has tried a number of times to bully me out of school over the last few years, the union have received all the evidence from me as and when situations arose.It was too difficult to keep the look of delight off their face as this latest bombshell was delivered. I have always been utterley professional in all I do and a popular member of staff. Why would somebody want to ruin my life like this? I am frightened to leave my home. How can I ever return to the job I loved for so many years? Even when I am found not guilty, how do I ever feel comfortable being around children again? I have been forbidden to contact my friends (my union have advised me I can have contact with them as long as I do not discuss why I have been suspended) and now have to sit in limbo as each long day stretches into another. I really can't cope with the injustice of what is happening, I'm torn between fighting to clear my name and sinking into oblivion away from all this pain.