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Should private schools carry out more background checks on pupils' families?

Should private schools carry out more background checks on pupils' families?

Britain’s most senior financial policeman has urged private schools to carry out more background checks on pupils' families – even if it's just a quick "Google check".

Donald Toon, head of economic and cyber crime at the National Crime Agency (NCA), said criminals were targeting private schools across the board and bursars needed to be more aware of the risks.

“There is an overarching responsibility here to do more,” he told Tes. “We have a number of areas where I am identifying very, very high-risk individuals, suspect individuals, who have children in public schools."

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