Minister vows ‘tougher guidelines’ after schoolgirl strip-searched

Much tougher guidelines will be introduced in response to the “hugely distressing” strip-searching of a black schoolgirl referred to as Child Q, the education secretary has said.

Nadhim Zahawi told the BBC’s Sunday Morning show he would set out a new policy after the “appalling” incident.

The 15-year-old was wrongly suspected by teachers of carrying cannabis.

A safeguarding report found racism was “likely” to have been a factor in the search of the girl.

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