Tag Archive: everyone’s invited

Conference: Annual Safeguarding conference

18th November, 2021 9:15 am

  The annual Safeguarding conference highlights the latest key themes and issues relating to safeguarding and child protection. Driven by member feedback, each session will consider a topic of significance for practitioners working to develop and adhere to high standards of care for the young people, children and vulnerable adults they work with.   Training topics will include: The impact... View Article

Documentary on how rape culture can start at school

17th November, 2021 11:06 am

Zara McDermott was 21 and walking home across some open ground at about 3pm when she spotted a schoolboy following her. As he got closer, she grew scared. “He was shouting at me, ‘I’m going to f*** you right now.’ ” The boy pushed her against a fence and shoved a hand down her leggings. “I was trying as hard... View Article

Hundreds call NSPCC helpline about school sex abuse

9th July, 2021 8:39 am

More than 500 people have called a helpline about school sex abuse in the three months since it was established. The NSPCC phone line was launched on April 1 after the Everyone’s Invited campaign, which led to thousands of people sharing testimonies on a website about harassment and abuse suffered at school. By June 30, the helpline had received 513 contacts and referred... View Article

Assume sex abuse is occurring, schools told

7th July, 2021 8:26 am

School and college staff should assume that peer-on-peer abuse is happening even if nobody has reported it, guidance from the Department for Education recommends. The department’s Keeping Children Safe In Education document will become mandatory in sixth-form and college settings for the first time in September. The guidance warns that abuse can happen outside school or college and can be... View Article

Ofsted chief says new ombudsman may be needed to probe school sex abuse

19th May, 2021 8:18 am

England’s education system may need a new ombudsman to investigate schools’ handling of cases of alleged sex abuse and harassment, a watchdog has said. Amanda Spielman, the head of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), said it did not have powers to investigate individual allegations, which had potentially created an “unsatisfied need in the system”.... View Article

Sacpa webinar: Managing school incidents and allegations, including Everyone’s Invited

7th May, 2021 11:00 am

This important webinar will highlight the issues related to managing peer-on-peer abuse incidents and allegations in school. It will look carefully at both the contextual and research information contained in the DfE guidance “Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children in schools and colleges”. The webinar will also explore how schools can use the guidance when managing cases, and will... View Article

Government launches review into sexual abuse in schools and launches NSPCC dedicated helpline to support victims of sexual abuse

31st March, 2021 5:36 pm

The DfE has advised our sister association, BSA. that Ofsted will be conducting an “immediate review of safeguarding policies in state and independent schools”. Please click here to view the announcement. Details include: A new helpline to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings has been announced today by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. The dedicated number, run... View Article

Tackling sexual abuse not just for schools, say heads

31st March, 2021 8:41 am

The problem of sexual violence and abuse is not just an issue for schools to tackle, say head teachers. Social media companies, parents and the criminal justice system all have a role to play, says the school leaders’ union, ASCL. ASCL boss Geoff Barton says schools work very hard in this area and take these matters extremely seriously. His comments... View Article

Everyone’s Invited

24th March, 2021 8:25 am

How Everyone’s Invited Started In June 2020, Soma Sara the founder of this movement began sharing her personal experience rape culture via Instagram. Immediately, she received a number of messages from not only those who felt that her experiences strongly resonated with their own, but also those who detailed their own stories of misogyny, harassment, abuse and assault. Within a... View Article