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Ofsted’s safeguarding concerns

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If you’re worried about how a school is handling safeguarding incidents, where do you go?

How do you report a concern?

Whose responsibility is it to hold the school to account?

Those are the stark questions prompted by revelations that schools were praised by Ofsted on safeguarding, even after the inspectorate was alerted to the schools’ failure to protect child rape victims.

In one of the cases brought to Tes’ attention, a six-year old girl was raped multiple times at school, despite staff reportedly being present in the playground during sexual attacks. The school had also allegedly been ...

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