Children are being put at risk because ministers are failing to protect whistleblowers, says damning report
- Rotherham Council’s failure to listen contributed to organised abuse
- Ignoring whistleblowers played a part in corruption in Tower Hamlets
- It could get worse as whistleblowers not fully protected by legislation
- MPs say lessons must be learned from Tower Hamlets and Rotherham
Children are being put at risk because ministers are still not doing enough to protect all whistleblowers if they raise concerns, a damning MPs’ report has found.
It said Rotherham Council’s failure to listen to those who spoke out about the child abuse scandal there had contributed to the organised abuse many suffered.
Failure to take whistleblowers seriously also played a part in the electoral fraud and corruption seen in Tower Hamlets, east London, the report by the Commons local government committee said.
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