22 November 2018
The review covers five key areas:
- Pupils attending residential schools.
- Standards for keeping children safe from sexual abuse in schools in England and Wales.
- The scale and nature of child sexual abuse
in schools, including a specific focus on peer on peer abuse within
schools, the perpetrators of abuse and the victims of abuse.
- The factors that influence the incidence of, and responses to, child sexual abuse in schools.
- Examples of, and research evidence in relation to, unsuccessful safeguarding measures and positive approaches adopted by schools.
This review will provide context for research commissioned by
the Inquiry into schools. It will explore the role of residential
schools (both residential special schools and mainstream schools) in
England and Wales in safeguarding children from child sexual abuse.
This primary research will feed into the Inquiry’s residential schools legal investigation
that is investigating the nature and extent of, and institutional
responses to, child sexual abuse in residential schools, including
schools in the state and independent sectors and schools for children
with disabilities and / or special educational needs.