More terrible news again about schools in the media where there have been abuse cover ups. There is a headline regarding 130 private schools including 20 prep schools. Does anyone have a link to this list or a list of the 20 prep schools? Does this concern other parents with their choice of school?
We had an abuse case at our local state boys grammar. It was back in the 1980s. Many of these cases are historic and everyone is so much more aware now. The perpetrator was just moved to another school with a good reference! That has also been a scandal. Never, ever, assume state schools don’t feature in these cases. It can be any school, anywhere!
I remember reading about an investigation into sexual abuse at a boarding prep school apparently the parents were very much against any investigation which might shine a bad light on the school (and hence their sons' chances of getting into the next school). Depressing. I hope attitudes have changed.
Lots went on in the 90s that was undesirable. I remember my house mistress when I was in Yr 11 providing alcohol with a special meal. The whole house, including her got drunk, other than my friend and me, and we had to deal with her slumped fast asleep and our friends outing everywhere!
Schools have come an awfully long way since then. I am a DSL in a school and can honestly say that children as as protected as they can be now. And all my cases related to problems at home rather than anything happening at school, but these problems are picked up on by my staff, they don’t go unnoticed.