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Govt must tackle sexual harassment in schools

Baroness Humphreys of Llanrwst has today written to the Conwy County Borough Council Education Portfolio Holder, following the release of the Ofsted Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges.

With several schools across the county named within the Everyone's Invited report, Baroness Humphreys said "There are clearly questions we must have answers to as a matter of priority. I hope the Council treats these questions as priority so that action can be taken to make sure our schools are a safe space."

Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, commented:

“The findings of this review are deeply distressing. We need to see decisive action from Government to tackle the misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual violence which is blighting the lives of too many women and girls.

"It is clear from student and teachers' feedback that relationship, health and sex education falls well short on the vital subject of consent.

“Consent must now be put at the heart of relationship, health and sex education and training on consent must be made available to every member of school staff who students are likely to approach, so adults are empowered to support students whether they seek support inside or outside the classroom.

"We also need far more wide reaching reforms across society to truly protect women and girls, including making misogyny a hate crime and ensuring survivors are treated far better by our criminal justice system, so they feel confident and supported to come forward."

Further details and support about the Everyone's Invited Challenge can be found  here.

Baroness Humphreys' letter can be found below.

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Since 1974, World Environment Day has been held annually on 5th June. The day has been a flagship event to promote awareness of environmental issues and threats from marine pollution to human overpopulation. The day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.

This year, the theme for the day is ‘Generation Restoration’. Over 4.7 million hectares of forests – an area larger than Denmark – are lost every year. That’s one football pitch every three seconds. Over half of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last century. 

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