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Action needed in schools to prevent sexual assaults.

Action needed in schools to prevent sexual assaults.

Two mothers whose daughters were sexually assaulted at school by other pupils are calling for action to stop other pupils being attacked. 

It is two years since MPs recommended a range of measures, after the BBC revealed more than 5,000 sexual offences at schools in three years.

Ministers say they recognise that peer-on-peer abuse can devastate victims.

New guidelines for England's schools this month set out their legal duty to protect children from such abuse.

The women wrote a letter to the BBC, which began: "We are two mothers. Each of us has a daughter who has been raped by a boy from their school."

    

In an interview last year one of the women, the mother of "Bella",  described how her daughter had been repeatedly sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys using their fingers over many weeks.

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