Exclusive: Scandal-hit Rotherham Council hires £850-a-day PR man to improve image
SCANDAL-HIT Rotherham Council has hired an £850-a-day PR specialist to improve communications in the wake of a report into widespread child sexual exploitation, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
Mark Fletcher-Brown has been paid £9,613.40 since he began working for the local authority in November last year, working 1.5 days a week until January, when it was increased to two.
My thanks for this from a spotter who ticked the no publicity box.
Now the BBC:
Rotherham Council pays Mark Fletcher-Brown £850 a day
A council heavily criticised for its handling of child sexual exploitation cases has hired a public relations consultant at £850 a day to “provide specialist communications support”.
A criminal investigation was launched after Rotherham council was found “not fit for purpose” over its handling of child sexual exploitation cases.
The council has paid PR specialist Mark Fletcher-Brown £9,613 since November.
An investigation found more than 1,400 children had been abused over 16 years.
The council’s entire cabinet resigned after it was found that the authority was still failing to protect vulnerable children from harm, and that a culture of bullying,