From Parliament’s website:
08 January 2013
Subject: Localised child grooming
Witness(es): Martin Kimber, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Joyce Thacker, Director of Children’s Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:
“Rotherham Council has been accused of failing to protect young people in the local area who suffered from horrific sexual abuse. We will be asking who knew what, and when and why no action was taken for so many years.
We will also be looking into what changes have taken place in order to support and protect victims of localised grooming.”
So there we have it, another grilling after way less than satisfactory performances previously and after Andrew Norfolk’s answers to the committee before Christmas.