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Interim advice on peer-on-peer abuse.

Interim advice on peer-on-peer abuse.

Pupils involved in alleged peer-on-peer abuse should not be allowed in the same classroom, says schools minister

Schools are to be told to keep victims and perpetrators of alleged sexual offences apart, in interim advice being issued this term, according to Nick Gibb, the schools minister.

His remarks were made during an evidence session held by the Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee this morning.

MPs probed him on the government's progress in the year since the committee released its report on sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Pressed on what is being done to address the problem of peer-on-peer abuse in schools, Mr Gibb said: “Where there is such a case, the perpetrator and the victim should not be in the same classroom.”

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