Rotherham CSE Independent Investigations Local Press

Rotherham abuse scandal: Six reports into ‘blatant’ council failures and alleged thefts to be published

Six reports exploring the “blatant” failures by senior figures at Rotherham Council over the town’s child abuse scandal – and alleged attempts to cover up what was happening – are to be published this afternoon.

Independent investigations have been conducted over the past three years into a series of issues relating to the child sexual exploitation scandal, in which an estimated 1,400 victims were abused over a 16-year period in the town – largely by men of a Pakistani-heritage background.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rotherham-abuse-scandal-six-reports-into-blatant-council-failures-and-alleged-thefts-to-be-published-1-8738504

Six reports into Rotherham child sex abuse scandal to be published today

THE results of six separate probes into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal will be published at a meeting today.

Independent investigations have been conducted over the past three years into a series of issues relating to the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal, in which an estimated 1,400 victims were abused over a 16-year period — predominantly by men of a Pakistani-heritage background.

Each of the reports will be discussed at a meeting at Rotherham Town Hall at 2pm and will be made public at the same time.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,six-reports-into-rotherham-child-sex-abuse-scandal-to-be-published-today_23707.htm

Report: “No grounds for disciplinary action” against former Rotherham Borough Council bosses over abuse scandal

NO former or current Rotherham Borough Council officers should face disciplinary action over the town’s child sexual exploitation cover-up, an independent investigation has ruled.

A report published by law firm Gowlings this afternoon said there was evidence that opportunities had been missed to “improve outcomes” on CSE during the period covered by the Jay Report of 2014.

But it concluded that Gowling’s year-long probe into former council officers’ conduct between 1997 to 2013 — during which time Prof Jay said 1,400 children had been abused or groomed — had not uncovered grounds to hold any individual to account.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,report-no-grounds-for-disciplinary-action-against-former-rotherham-borough-council-bosses-over-abuse-scandal_23716.htm

Report: Shaun Wright and Roger Stone snubbed abuse scandal investigation

KEY former senior figures at Rotherham Borough Council refused to take part in a probe into conduct at the council during the town’s abuse scandal.

Long-serving council leader Roger Stone, who stepped down after the Jay Report was published and former children’s services chief Shaun Wright — later police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire — “declined to participate” in the investigation, law firm Gowlings said.

Paul Lakin, who succeeded Mr Wright as Cabinet member for children’s services and was council leader between the Jay Report coming out and the Casey Report declaring the council “not fit for purpose” six months later, also failed to take part.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,report-shaun-wright-and-roger-stone-snubbed-abuse-scandal-investigation_23717.htm

Serious child abuse conduct failures at Rotherham Council ‘more cock up than conspiracy’ – report

A report found: “We have not found evidence to support any notion that any individual ‘turned a blind eye’ to CSE in Rotherham. But neither is there much evidence of ‘inquiring minds’ or a purposive approach when evidence of what was happening did come to their attention.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/serious-child-abuse-conduct-failures-at-rotherham-council-more-cock-up-than-conspiracy-report-1-8740116

 

8 thoughts on “Rotherham CSE Independent Investigations Local Press

  1. As a labour member, i find the reports a whitewash and it brings our democracy into disrepute.

    The victims have again been let down by the council and the authors of this so called sham report that seems more about defending the officers and cllrs failures to safeguard young people of our town……not me guv!

    Sarah Champion is spot on with her views.
    Lets hope other MPs find their voices on this episode.

    The taxpayers no doubt have to pay the bill for these inane reports.

    Its time for people to face accountability

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  2. Labour has been in charge of Rotherham for 30 years and they complain it’s not their fault.
    Well who’s is it then!
    They just deny everything or blame the Government – in Rotherham, they are the Government…

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  3. Let us hope that the NCA/SYP investigations into thefts of papers from Risky Business offices and 22 Laptops from Civic Buildings manage to find something other than this set of 6 , so called ,reports !! The blatant cover-up continues on it’s merry way and **** the victims and the decent taxpayers of Rotherham !!

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