How widespread is abuse in schools?
Who protects our children from predators when they are at school?
That’s the question many parents are asking themselves, after an explosive series of podcasts by investigative journalist and survivor, Deon Wiggett.
He has exposed abusers and their enablers at several top South African schools.
Now a primary school in Cape Town, that was NOT implicated, has taken the proactive step of addressing the issue of abuse head on.
Western Province Preparatory is reaching out to all of those who may have suffered abuse while at their school, determined, they say, to make sure it does not happen again. Their audit of historic abuse goes all the way back to the school’s beginnings in 1914.
Principal Simon Weaver says it’s their aim to create a save environment where optimal learning can take place.