Call for urgent Ofsted inquiry into allegations of school sexual abuse

MP behind 2016 report into issue demands ‘deep dive’ to establish why complaints not taken seriously

Serious allegations of sexual misconduct within schools must be investigated by Ofsted as part of a “deep dive” inquiry to establish why complaints by pupils of rape, harassment and assault are still not being taken seriously.

The call comes from the Conservative MP Maria Miller, who oversaw a groundbreaking report into this issue in 2016, but believes a disturbing culture has been allowed to take root.

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