a different guest wrote: I would hazard a guess that what the police mean is they won't take any action unless a victim goes to them and lays a complaint.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the TES article say that the police had
had a complaint from a 40-year-old ex-pupil?
That sentence in the ES report is very ambiguous - who do they want to come forward? Us? Or current pupils? If it's the latter, the words "cold day in hell" spring to mind. As I've said before, if the climate of intimidation in the schools is still the same as it was when I was there, then no current pupil will be prepared to complain to the police.
Not to mention another thing I said earlier, which is that while I was in the school I thought I was happy
- in other words I didn't realise how screwed up the school was until I moved to another school and realised what school should be like.
I too, like Kier, am suspicious about how far the SES influences the higher ranks of the police force anyway - they seem to have members everywhere.