IICSA publishes Residential Schools report

Today, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its Residential Schools report.

IICSA PRESS RELEASE: Schools reluctant to report child sexual abuse by staff and pupils, report finds

A new report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse highlights shocking and horrific instances of child sexual abuse in schools, with some teachers exploiting their positions of trust to groom and abuse children across all types of educational settings examined by the Inquiry. 

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IICSA – residential schools

Phase 1 of the residential schools investigation will begin on 30 September. The hearing is due to last for two weeks and during the hearing regard will be given to the following:

  • Publication of a report in connection with closed schools
  • Oral evidence in connection with specific music and special needs schools
  • Further information about the issues and organisations involved in phase 2

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Education & Health sectors – abuse allegations

The National College of Training and Leadership (the Teacher Regulation Agency) has had its statistics in relation to teacher bans analysed and sexually motivated inappropriate conduct was found to be the reason in a third of them. Continue reading