Top Black Female Police Officer Appointed To Investigate Sex Attack Claims In Leading Schools

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Britain’s top black female police officer has been appointed to lead Scotland Yard’s investigation into sexual assault claims against some of the UK’s leading schools.

Commander Dr. Alison Heydari has been tasked with coordinating the force’s response to an attack of accusations against students at the prestigious secondaries.

The Chief Prosecutor, who has more than 20 years of police experience, reviews complaints submitted to the police – which so far concern students from at least two schools – before deciding whether or not to initiate a criminal investigation.

Britain's top black female police officer appointed to lead Scotland Yard's investigation into sex assault claims at some of the UK's leading schools

Britain’s top black female police officer appointed to lead Scotland Yard’s investigation into sex assault claims at some of the UK’s leading schools

To indicate how seriously the matter is being taken at Scotland Yard, Dr. Heydari met with senior officers for a Gold Group meeting last night to determine how the armed forces responded to the complaints.

It came when the London Oratory became the second top school to report an alleged sexual crime to the police.

Girls in Dulwich protest ‘predators’

Pupils at a leading girls ‘school yesterday protested against the alleged’ rape culture ‘of their neighboring boys’ college.

At the gate of the James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), signs saying ‘Teach your sons’ and’ My dress doesn’t mean yes’ were attached by students wearing red – a color that has become synonymous with the campaign.

There were also over 100 red ribbons attached to the gates, each representing one ‘survivor of abuse’ who attended the school.

Year 12 students protested what they believe is a ‘breeding ground for sexual predators’ at neighboring Dulwich College.

An open letter to the boys’ school with nearly 250 testimonials from girls, most of whom were former or current JAGS students, was published last weekend.

A statement from JAGS said: “This was a profound and moving event. As a school, we are committed to challenging unacceptable behavior. ‘

Dulwich College did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

The prestigious Secretary of State, who counts Euan and Nicky Blair as former students, attended Dulwich College in south-east London.

Meanwhile, North London’s Highgate School has recruited Dame Anne Rafferty, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge, to investigate the alleged ‘rape culture’ after a student ran away earlier this week.

The new children’s commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, stood behind heads and opted for a tough approach.

She told the BBC’s Newsnight, “All schools have these guidelines, and they should follow them and report any concerns to social services and the police.”

Many of the country’s most prestigious schools have fallen into crisis after being named and shamed in an online student-to-student abuse file on the Everyone’s Invited website.

Hundreds of institutions have been accused of complacency in harassment, sexual assault and even rape.

Despite the difficulties in responding to anonymous complaints, the Independent Schools Council said its members report incidents to the police as appropriate.

Chief executive Julie Robinson said schools are committed to “taking this issue very seriously.”

A spokesperson for the London Oratory School said: “It is completely unacceptable for anyone to be the victim of sexual assault or harassment of any kind, and we will not and will not tolerate it.”

It came after Dulwich College, which charges £ 44,346 a year for boarders and includes Nigel Farage, Ernest Shackleton and PG Wodehouse among its alumni, reported two alleged sex crimes to the police and punished other students guilty of more minor offenses .

Dr. Heydari is recognized as one of the rising stars of the Metropolitan Police, leading the way in neighborhood police and community engagement.

The married mother of two daughters has done doctoral research into domestic violence.

She has said, “ Getting justice for crime victims and helping them find a voice … is always extremely rewarding.

“This has made a huge difference to individuals and communities and has helped restore trust in policing.”

It came after Dulwich College, which charges £ 44,346 a year for boarders and counts Nigel Farage, Ernest Shackleton and PG Wodehouse among its alumni, reported two alleged sex crimes to the police and punished other students guilty of more minor offenses

It came after Dulwich College, which charges £ 44,346 a year for boarders and counts Nigel Farage, Ernest Shackleton and PG Wodehouse among its alumni, reported two alleged sex crimes to the police and punished other students guilty of more minor offenses

It came after Dulwich College, which charges £ 44,346 a year for boarders and counts Nigel Farage, Ernest Shackleton and PG Wodehouse among its alumni, reported two alleged sex crimes to the police and punished other students guilty of more minor offenses

Pupils at a leading girls’ school yesterday protested the alleged “rape culture” of their neighboring boys at Dulwich College. At the gate of the James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), signs saying ‘Teach Your Sons’ and’ My Dress Doesn’t Mean Yes’ were attached by students wearing red – a color that has become synonymous with the campaign

Photo of the protest signs attached to James Allen's School Fence yesterday

Photo of the protest signs attached to James Allen's School Fence yesterday

Photo of the protest signs attached to James Allen’s School Fence yesterday

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson noted, “Schools should be places where all children feel safe and protected from harm, and the sexual abuse allegations we have seen in recent days are appalling.

‘We always take action where schools do not meet the strict assurance standards that we apply.’

Yesterday, the Everyone’s Invited project decided to stop publishing the names of schools for fear they would incur a “ disproportionate ” amount of debt, Schools Week reported.

The publication said the analysis found that only 50 public schools received complaints on the website, compared to about 400 private schools.

Detectives have searched the accounts on Everyone’s Invited to identify crime victims since they found out about the website on March 12.

Scotland Yard’s Superintendent for Rape and Sex Offenses, Superintendent Mel Laremore, said: “We take all allegations of sexual assault very seriously.

“We understand the complex and varied reasons why many victims / survivors do not contact the police, but I want to personally reassure anyone who needs our help that we are absolutely here for you.”

Meanwhile, North London's Highgate School has recruited Dame Anne Rafferty, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge, to investigate the alleged 'rape culture' after a student ran away earlier this week.

Meanwhile, North London's Highgate School has recruited Dame Anne Rafferty, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge, to investigate the alleged 'rape culture' after a student ran away earlier this week.

Meanwhile, North London’s Highgate School has recruited Dame Anne Rafferty, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge, to investigate the alleged ‘rape culture’ after a student ran away earlier this week.