Published Friday 1st November 13
A former chief social work adviser to the Scottish Government has been appointed to lead the independent inquiry into historic cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham
With the support of the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE), Alexis Jay has been commissioned to lead the inquiry into CSE cases in Rotherham between 1997 and the present day.
Alexis spent more than 30 years working in local councils in deprived areas of Edinburgh, Glasgow and West Central Scotland. She was Director of Social Work and Housing in West Dunbartonshire from 2000 to 2005.
In 2005 she was invited by the Scottish Government to set up the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) – a government agency to inspect all aspects of local authority social services. In this role, Alexis was Chief Inspector of Social Work for Scotland. Read on…