Safeguarding children from sexual abuse in residential schools

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published research exploring the challenges staff in residential schools in England and Wales face to safeguard pupils and handle child sexual abuse. Findings from interviews and focus groups with more than 150 people, as well as the safeguarding logs of 15 residential schools include: online and peer on peer abuse were the most common safeguarding concerns of a sexual nature; special educational needs schools recorded nearly ten times the number of safeguarding concerns relating to sexual abuse per student than mainstream residential schools.

Read the news story: New research explores challenges residential schools face to protect children from sexual abuse
Read the report: Safeguarding children from sexual abuse in residential schools (PDF)

Source: IICSA

Date: 02 April 2020

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