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More needs to be done to protect children from sexual harassment and sexual violence.

More needs to be done to protect children from sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Yesterday Emma Hardy MP and Jess Phillips MP released a video on Twitter about peer-on-peer sexual assault between children from the same school.

Why do two busy Labour MPs feel the need to make a video, and to write to every MP about this issue?
 
Simple. Because the Department for Education isn’t taking effective action to ensure that all schools know how to protect children in our schools from and after sexual harassment and sexual violence.
 
The chronology of DfE failure in this area is truly shocking.
 
In July 2016, the Commons Women and Equalities Committee revealed that there is one rape in school for every school day, countless sexual assaults and widespread sexual harassment.

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