Which schools are concerned?
The inquiry is specifically targeting schools where there have been one or more criminal convictions of staff members or students for child sexual abuse, requesting details of how the school handled the allegations of sexual abuse at the time and how they would deal with such allegations now.
What documentation needs to be provided?
The inquiry is requesting that schools provide them with the following information:
Schools are being given a deadline of mid-September 2016 (i.e. less than three months) to provide the above information, which must be submitted electronically to a secure online inquiry workspace by a nominated representative of the school.
This provides a useful insight into the sort of information the inquiry is looking for and should be noted by schools that have not yet received a disclosure request, but have reason to assume that they are likely to in the future.