More than 30,000 reports of child sexual assaults in four years

A recent BBC investigation reveals that thousands of sexual assaults have taken place in schools in the past three years, with over one fifth of the assaults carried out by children on children in so called “peer on peer” abuse.

Almost 30,000 reports of children sexually assaulting other children have been made to the police in the last four years, that is an average 22 a day. This investigation is only the latest in a line of recent reports highlighting the increase of harmful sexual behaviour among children.

The BBC investigation, which was covered on the 5 Live Investigates Show on Sunday the 6 of September, 2017 reveals that more than 5,500 alleged sex crimes in UK schools were reported to police in the last three years. In some cases the victims and suspects were as young as five years old.

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