The people who allow this to happen may as well be abusers themselves. They have no interest in protecting children and care only about themselves and their reputations.
I have seen this in all forms of schools, public, private, primary and secondary.
PERHAPS there is more awareness today and PERHAPS this does not happen anymore. There is no guarantee however.
What breaks me heart is hearing a survivor of such abuse state something like "If I had spoken up then maybe other children would have been spared" etc. Blaming yourself for not speaking up is exactly what the perpetrator hopes for. They feel invincible because who would believe a child over an adult..
I have also read cases where the powers that be have blamed the children for sexualising the adult!
If you have been affected by abuse in your school please speak out. Name and shame those involved, the school and the local authority.
I am very interested in hearing from anyone who suffered abuse whilst in the following schools during the late 60s through to the early 80s.
Bengeo Primary School - Hertfordshire
Longlands Primary School - Hertfordshire
King College Choir School - Cambridge
A secret history of child abuse
Abuse in Britains boarding schools
Sexual abuse in schools