This podcast focuses on the Everyone's Invited revelations of sexual harassment, abuse, bullying and violence in schools and the recommendations of the subsequent review by Ofsted. Our experts look at how schools must respond, the implications for safeguarding practice, and offer practical advice on how we can create a culture of safety in schools

This podcast looks at Ofsted’s review into sexual harassment, abuse and violence in schools and the implications for safeguarding practice. We discuss what child-on-child abuse and harassment is and how schools have reacted so far to Ofsted’s review and the Everyone’s Invited testimonies that preceded it.

We look at how schools can respond effectively to Ofsted’s recommendations, not least the requirement that we “assume that sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening” in our school. We ask:

We touch upon reviewing school policies (including behaviour policy), challenging all incidents including “lesser” day-to-day incidents and addressing the “banter defence”, and responding to particular incidents.

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