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Islamic schools' child abuse risk

Duration: 02:05

A BBC investigation has found madrassas in Britain - the part time Islamic schools where Muslim children study the Koran - have faced more than 400 allegations of physical abuse in the past 3 years. One lawyer says these cases are likely to represent just the tip of the iceberg. But pressure from the local muslim community means the cases rarely get to court. Our correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports.

Available since: Fri 21 Oct 2011

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File on 4 Madrassas

Are children at risk of abuse in Britain's unregulated madrassa schools?

First broadcast: 18 Oct 2011

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