BBC Reaction

South Yorkshire authorities attacked by MPs over grooming

The authorities in South Yorkshire have been criticised by MPs for their handling of child sexual exploitation.

Rotherham Council was described as “inexcusably slow”, while South Yorkshire Police was said to have “let down” victims of grooming.

MPs also criticised Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright and Rotherham’s director of Children and Young Persons’ Services Joyce Thacker. Read on…..

Grooming victims ‘still being failed’, say MPs

Victims of child sexual exploitation and street grooming are still being failed, despite a series of high-profile trials, MPs have said.

The Home Affairs Committee said exploitation was an increasing “large-scale nationwide problem”.

It said police forces, social services and the Crown Prosecution Service must bear responsibility for failings. Read on….

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