Operation Stovewood is the National Crime Agency investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.
It is the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement, with more than 1,400 potential victims and 1,200 suspects. The complexity of the investigation is unparalleled.
Victims and survivors have been exploited or abused by many individuals, in locations across the UK over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and many have been involved in organised trafficking.