The handling of an investigation into the woman who first revealed the child sexual abuse scandal in Rotherham is to be examined, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.
Jayne Senior has been investigated by Rotherham Council for a year, after a number of complaints.
It is understood the Local Government Ombudsman has now said it will look into her treatment.
Rotherham Council said it had a duty to ensure complaints were considered.
As a charity worker helping exploited teenagers, Mrs Senior helped reveal a pattern in the town that saw children groomed, raped and tortured by groups of men for more than a decade.
The extent of the abuse was exposed three years ago in a report by Prof Alexis Jay, which said more than 1,400 children had been abused, with the police and council failing to act.
A whistleblower on the Rotherham abuse scandal exclusively reveals that she feels ‘vilified’ by the investigation into her over claims she has made money from the scandal.
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