Ofsted have announced that they will be visiting schools that have recently been cropped up in complaints about sexual harassment and assault.
The “Everyone’s Invited” website has accumulated over 14,000 testimonies, made anonymously, of alleged sexual attacks, rapes and harassment amongst pupils.
An Ofsted spokesman said “we will ensure that appropriate referrals have been made in each case we explore. In addition, if we find serious and widespread failures in a school or college’s safeguarding arrangements, we will immediately carry out a full inspection, which will result in a published report.”
Although campaigners have said sexual harassment is taking place in both the state and private sector, many of the major allegations in recent weeks have come from leading independent schools.
The Police and NSPCC have now set up a special dedicated national helpline as they believe that the total allegations could exceed the 11,000 victims on the national database for Operation Hydrant, which was set up to record victims of sexual abuse.
JMR Solicitors are helping victims of sexual abuse
JMR Solicitors have been representing victims of sexual abuse for a number of years. What happens to these clients is horrific. We realise there is very little to be done to make the experience disappear, however, pursuing a claim sometimes helps our clients attain closure to the awful experience and it will allow them to attain medical treatment, therapy and more to help them recover from the ordeal in a small way.
Payments are calculated and awarded by reference to a tariff of injuries, which can compensate for sexual and physical abuse but also mental injury following a crime of violence.
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