THE I: The abuse of Child Q is a potent reminder that police should not be in schools

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Period17 Mar 2022

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  • TitleThe abuse of Child Q is a potent reminder that police should not be in schools
    Media name/outletThe i
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/03/22
    DescriptionThe relationship between police and the education system is being debated again. The Child Safeguarding Practice Review details the Met police’s strip search of a 15-year-old Black girl (Child Q) at her school, without the presence of an appropriate adult or parental consent. It was known that she was menstruating, yet Child Q “was made to bend over, spread her legs, [and] use her hands to spread her buttocks [sic] cheek whilst coughing”.

    The review found that “racism (whether deliberate or not) was likely to have been an influencing factor in the decision to undertake a strip search”.
    URLhttps://inews.co.uk/opinion/abuse-child-q-potent-reminder-police-should-not-schools-1522274
    PersonsRemi Joseph-Salisbury

Keywords

  • police in schools
  • child safeguarding