ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion (pictured) has branded six reports published today into Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal a “wasted opportunity” to allow the town to move forward as they did not hold any individuals to account.
The reports, being discussed at Rotherham Town Hall this afternoon, include one saying no former officer should face disciplinary action over how the council let down hundreds of children who were groomed and abused, mainly by men of Pakistani backgrounds, between 1997 and 2013.
Ms Champion said: “I had hoped that today’s publication of the reports into Rotherham Borough Council (RMBC) preventing child sexual exploitation would draw a line under the catalogue of errors that led to our children being let down so badly by those supposed to protect them.
“However, despite these huge failures, leading to at least 1,400 victims being let down, it appears that no individual at RMBC has yet been held to account for their role.
YP Letters: Why won’t more MPs speak out over grooming of children?
From: Ged Dempsey, Wentworth & Dearne Constituency Labour Party.
WELL done to MP Sarah Champion.
She was right to issue a detailed report to the Guardian and also to the respected news reporter Andrew Norfolk who has led the excellent investigative journalism on the CSE grooming in Rotherham and other towns.
However, like many, I do not accept her writing for the Murdoch newspapers, as some of her MP colleagues also do. It is a pitiful excuse and poor judgement over those papers and their odious track record.
She is ill-judged to tarnish the “floppy left” with her comments. Many of those who failed and said nowt are certainly not on the left of our party or politics!