Child sex abuse compensation payments paid by Rotherham council bosses

A LAWYER representing victims of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal has welcomed compensation payments being paid by council bosses and police in six cases — with a further 75 claims still to be settled.

Child abuse expert David Greenwood, of Switalskis Solicitors, said: “These settlements are good acknowledgement that the scandal affected lives and it’s good that this is happening.

“The aim is definitely to get them settled out of court. It will be much preferable to have it done without the stress of court.”

The settlements — understood to be five and six-figure sums — were joint offers from Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police

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4 thoughts on “Child sex abuse compensation payments paid by Rotherham council bosses

  1. 5 and 6 figure sums? So some are less than £100,000? For years of rape and torture aided and abetted by RMBC. And this is good news?

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  2. The taxpayers of Rotherham are to pay for the misdeeds and incompetence of those who were guilty of misconduct in public office and the sexual depravity of criminals.
    The assets of all those responsible should be seized and placed in a fund as SMALL recompense for the damage that that they have caused to lives of the victims.
    Instead of which, it is the scum who were in public office who are given 5 and 6 figure sums and the criminals are now kept at public expense and given legal aid amounting to millions of pounds.. This is an absolute disgrace and an indication that we need a change in the law to make public officials and criminals truly accountable.

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  3. “A LAWYER representing victims of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal has welcomed compensation payments being paid by council bosses and police”.
    If only! The compensation payments are NOT being paid by council bosses and police. They are being paid by you and me – income tax and council tax payers. I assume that both the RMBC and SYP have admitted liability so when do we find out which councillors, council staff and police officers were culpable and what is going to happen to them? Isn’t there something called misconduct in public office?

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