Gavin Williamson to order investigation into university 'rape culture'
THE Education Secretary is set to order a formal investigation into university “rape culture”, The Sun can reveal.
It comes amid fears that some of Britain’s most hallowed institutions are failing to protect their students.
Gavin Williamson is expected to order a probe by the watchdog Office for Students into sexual harassment and assault accusations.
The OfS is set to come up with guidelines on how to deal with serious allegations.
A staggering 50,000 incidents of sexual abuse and harassment take place at universities in England and Wales every year, a report out late last year revealed.
Mr Williamson is expected to back the investigation next week — and warn that he expects all university vice-chancellors to show they are dealing robustly with claims.
The crackdown comes as Ofsted begin a parallel probe into rape culture in England’s schools.
Education bosses acted after thousands of girls revealed shocking accounts of abuse on the Everyone’s Invited website.
Some of Britain’s most elite private schools, including Eton and Westminster, were named in harrowing testimonies.
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