“On April 7, 2011, the Risky Business staff team attended a conference at which Howard Woolfenden and his boss Joyce Thacker and many other child protection professionals were present.
Ms Thacker told all present that the council was securing funding for Risky Business for at least the following two years.
The next day, without warning, Risky Business was closed down.
Mr Woolfenden was part of the management team Risky Business sat under. He was the director of safeguarding and corporate parenting, which then looked to set up a new internal CSE team involving social workers.
Meanwhile, a member of the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board recalled meetings where Risky Business was discussed and where Mr Woolfenden raised fears the offender intelligence could cause problems for the council, because of the ethnicity link. They told the Mail: “I just couldn’t understand this as we were talking about criminals and terrible crimes that had been committed rather than saving face.”
In August 2012 Mr Woolfenden resigned from Rotherham after accepting a post at Oxfordshire County Council. Oxford later cancelled his appointment before he started. No explanation for the decision was made public.”
You’d have thought it shouldn’t be beyond the wit of man to discover who ordered the closure of Risky Business. As for Woolfenden another demonstration that excrement not only rises, but circulates as well