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Case Win: From Victim to Victor: How Teachers Union TPAA Assisted a Teacher Facing Student Abuse

Standing Up Against Abuse in Education - The TPAA Difference

Teachers are the backbone of our education system, inspiring young minds and helping to shape the future of our society. They work tirelessly to create a safe and nurturing environment for their students, often going above and beyond the call of duty.

However, what happens when the tables are turned, and a teacher becomes the victim of abuse from one of their students?

This was the situation faced by one teacher member of TPA, who found themselves on the receiving end of verbal abuse from a student at their school. They had previously alerted their employer that they did not have the necessary training to handle students with complex mental health problems.

Unfortunately, their concerns were ignored, and the situation continued to escalate.

The verbal abuse caused significant stress to the teacher, affecting their health and well-being. They felt helpless and alone, unsure of what to do next.

That's when they turned to TPA for assistance.

One of our case managers was immediately assigned to their case, providing them with the support they needed to navigate the complex world of workers' compensation.

We assisted them in filing a work cover application, allowing them to take the necessary time off to recuperate at home.

Additionally, we provided advice on the fact-finding stage and consulted with them on a return-to-work plan that ensured the teacher's safe and timely return to the classroom.

At TPA, we understand the unique challenges that educators face, and we are committed to providing the support and resources they need to feel safe and supported in their workplace.

How is the TPAQ so effective in defending members during workplace issues and disputes? Our experienced and professional case managers use our unique RED TM case resolution system.

Why is the TPAQ different? We believe that real change in education STARTS with empowering frontline teachers, not bureaucrats. 

If you are a member of TPAQ and need assistance with a workplace issue, please submit a member support ticket on your dashboard, or contact us on 1300 252 777 - hotline@tpaq.asn.au 

To find out more about TPAQ and become protected today visit: https://tpaq.redunion.com.au/join