Schools: Sexual Offences

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cases of sexual assault have been recorded in schools in Cumbria in the last five years.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

The Department for Education does not collect information on the number of sexual assaults taking place on school sites. The Government expects schools to take immediate and robust action if violent incidents occur. Schools should report criminal offences to the police.

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