Staff at a school in Sussex "repeatedly failed" to protect a schoolgirl who was abducted by a teacher - according to a damning report on the Bishop Bell School in Eastbourne.
Jeremy Forrest was jailed for child abduction and sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl. But a Serious Case Review says the maths teacher's colleagues ignored the warning signs and did not listen when other children raised concerns over the relationship.
Our report is followed by an interview with the Executive Headteacher of the school, who apologised for the failings.
Detective Superintendent Paul Furnell, of Sussex Police, said the force had noted the need for it to perform an audit in the next six months to establish if Child Protection Team officers are acting appropriately to any allegations.
He added: "Also to carry out a review in the next six months into the requirement and capability for a child protection team detective sergeant to attend all strategy discussions for allegations made against people working with children. These had been identified in our own review of the case."
Mr Timpson's letter continued: "It is important that students and parents can be confident that those failures have been addressed and all necessary action taken.
"As the accountable people, at officer and political level, for safeguarding in East Sussex, I am writing to you to ask what steps you have taken to assure yourself that the safeguarding practice in the school has significantly improved."
Edward Timpson MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written to East Sussex County Council children's services to raise his concerns.
He wrote: "For a school so comprehensively to fail to protect a vulnerable teenager from a manipulative adult, who has been placed by the school in a position of trust, is an abrogation of leadership and responsibility which had terrible consequences for this child and the family."
He added: "The way that school leaders dismissed warnings made by young people about an improper relationship, and the failure to provide any effective support to the child, is inexcusable."