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16 Jan 2020

The scale of school sexual harassment and violence revealed


Warning: this report contains distressing accounts of abuse.

Schools should be caring and safe environments for young people.

But three years ago, a government select committee report criticised shocking levels of sexual harassment and violence from students and the way those incidents were being handled.

Channel 4 News has obtained new figures that show the situation in schools in England and Wales has not improved, with more reports of pupils abusing other pupils.

We’ve been to one school that’s getting it right but we’ve also spoken to victims and their parents who feel they’ve been let down. In the first of a two-part series, we look at the lack of support in some secondary schools for some victims.