‘Lack of understanding’ over Rotherham child abuse
Health services in Rotherham still have a “lack of understanding” about who should be dealing with child abuse, a new report has said.
Sue McMillan, of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said communication between different parts of the health service was a clear problem.
The Jay Report, published in 2014, found 1,400 children in the town had been abused over a 16-year period.
Ms McMillan said “there was still a lot to be done” almost a year on.
“Health services in Rotherham have responded to concerns in relation to child sexual exploitation,” but more progress was needed, said Ms McMillan, the watchdog’s deputy chief inspector.