Barnardo’s to run new £3m scheme to support abuse victims in Rotherham
More than £3m is to be invested in a new service which will support survivors of child abuse in Rotherham – while aiming to prevent hundreds of other children becoming victims.
Children’s charity Barnardo’s is to spearhead the new service, which is being paid for with £3.1m of partnership funding.
Rotherham child sex abuse: Barnardo’s team gets £3m
A children’s charity has received £3m to fund a team of specialists to tackle child sex abuse in Rotherham.
Barnardo’s said it would hire 15 workers to help victims and those at risk of child sex exploitation (CSE).
It comes after the Jay report found 1,400 children in Rotherham were abused by gangs of men, mainly of Pakistani origin, between 1997 and 2013.
The three-year programme, funded by the government, Rotherham Council and the KPMG Foundation, will start in autumn.