Sexual abuse in schools

14th April 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item


Sexual abuse in schools

Source: Ofsted
Date: 07 April 2021

Ofsted has published the terms of reference for the review of safeguarding policies in state and independent schools and colleges in England in relation to sexual abuse. The review will: look at: whether schools and colleges have appropriate processes in place to allow pupils to report sexual abuse concerns freely, knowing these will be taken seriously; look at whether there is sufficient guidance for schools and colleges on how they should deal with sexual harassment and violence allegations, and whether they understand and implement guidance well; and identify whether current inspection regimes in both state and private schools are strong enough to address concerns and promote the welfare of children.

Read the terms of reference: Ofsted review of sexual abuse

See also on NSPCC Learning 
Protecting children from peer-on-peer sexual abuse