National Crime Agency investigation into Rotherham scandal turns attention to missing files
A new criminal investigation into the Rotherham grooming scandal is aiming to identify what child abuse files have gone missing – and who was responsible for their disappearance.
Officers from the National Crime Agency are currently in the opening stages of their new investigation into historic child sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham.
Home Office investigation into stolen Rotherham files yet to start
A Home Office investigation into what happened to child abuse files stolen from a researcher it was funding in Rotherham is yet to get under way, it has been revealed.
The theft of the files from a locked office in Rotherham in 2002 is due to be the subject of an internal Home Office investigation.
Ofsted under fire for trying to ‘save face’ over Rotherham inspection
Ofsted has come under heavy criticism from MPs who have accused the inspectorate of trying to ‘save face’ during its 2014 emergency inspection of Rotherham.
Speaking at a Communities and Local Government Select Committee hearing, Clive Betts MP described how – in the wake of Professor Alexis Jay’s report that revealed over 1,400 children had suffered sexual exploitation in the area – the inspectorate, “came in, produced their report and said to the secretary of state ‘we want you to intervene’. Didn’t that look a bit like Ofsted trying to save face rather than anything else?
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