The Yorkshire Post Says: Rotherham ‘cock up’ does not do justice to one of the biggest scandals in council history

IT would be churlish not to acknowledge the progress that Rotherham Council continues to make after the borough’s reputation was so besmirched by the child sex grooming scandal.

The latest raft of reports offer encouragement offering a level of transparency which remains essential to the authority regaining, and retaining, the trust of residents and, more importantly, the abuse victims betrayed by a pernicious culture of political correctness.

That said, there will be deep unease that procedures were so lackadaisical that child abuse files were likely to have been stolen from a council office in 2002 and that “no culpable behaviour” has been found which could justify “legal action or regulatory involvement” against senior officials at the time.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-rotherham-cock-up-does-not-do-justice-to-one-of-the-biggest-scandals-in-council-history-1-8740630

Outrage at ‘miserable silence’ of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses

Former senior managers and councillors at Rotherham Council in charge when the town’s child abuse scandal unfolded have been criticised for their “miserable silence” after refusing or ignoring requests to participate in £440,000 inquiries into how the authority failed 1,400 victims.

Six independent inquiries ordered in the wake of the damning Jay report in 2014 which first uncovered the extent of the abuse in the town were branded a “completely wasted opportunity” by Rotherham MP Sarah Champion after they concluded no individual senior managers and social workers could be brought to account.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/outrage-at-miserable-silence-of-rotherham-abuse-scandal-bosses-1-8740875

6 thoughts on “The Yorkshire Post Says: Rotherham ‘cock up’ does not do justice to one of the biggest scandals in council history

  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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  3. I can not believe those who purport to carry out this whitewash would be so unfit to use such a inappropriate phrase.

    Says it all. The same culture as rmbc

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