Police investigating sexual abuse claims at an Islamic girls' school in Lancaster have set up dedicated phone lines for concerned families, both in the UK and abroad.
Three men were arrested at the Jamea al Kauthar school after an incident was reported to police on Saturday.
The number for parents in the UK is 0800 092 0410 and for those calling from outside the UK call 0207 158 0124.”
“We are still at the very early stages of what is a complex investigation. We have a team of specialist detectives working to establish the full circumstances around exactly what has happened, as well as offering support to those involved.
“Our aim at this stage is to respond to the concerns raised proportionately and with sensitivity, and in a way that we can minimise the impact on the school and the surrounding local community.
“We are working with partner organisations to ensure the necessary safeguarding measures are in place for all students at the school."
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