Time for some serious reading?

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The reports issued on Wednesday, were accompanied by so much spin, it is not possible to say exactly what these reports are saying to us.

These reports deserve to be widely read and the truth told. Even whitewashes often contain more information that the author intended, it is that kind of insight we are looking for.

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The Reports:

Overview, or the spin.

Read it here: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3515/summary_report.pdf

Investigation into the Performance, Practice and Conduct of Senior Employees of the Council over the period of the Jay Report (1997-2013) and further highlighted in the Corporate Governance Inspection report made by Louise Casey (February 2015) (Gowling Solicitors)

Executive Summary: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3512/summary_-_performance_practice_and_conduct_of_senior_employees.pdf

Full Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3509/report_-_performance_practice_and_conduct_of_senior_employees.pdf

Independent Investigation – Review of Cases A to O referred to in the Jay Report (Independent Consultant)

Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3506/report_-_review_of_cases_a_to_o.pdf

Audit Investigation into the Alleged Removal of Files and Impairment of Computer Records – April 2002

Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3511/report_-_alleged_removal_of_files.pdf

Audit Investigation into Missing Minutes from Meetings of the Key Players’ Group – Late 1990s to 2003/04

Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3507/report_-_missing_minutes_from_the_key_players_group.pdf

Audit Investigation – Theft of 21 Laptops from Norfolk House, Rotherham: 26th October 2011 – Review of the Council’s Response

Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3508/report_-_theft_of_21_laptops.pdf

Report into Rotherham Taxi Licensing and Enforcement Service – 2010 to the Present (Weightmans LLP)

Executive Summary: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3514/summary_-_rotherham_taxi_licensing.pdf

Report: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3510/report_-_rotherham_taxi_licensing.pdf

Appendix: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3513/appendix_-_rotherham_taxi_licensing.pdf

Webcast of meeting: https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/304994

Now available to watch any time using the link above.

Readers may wish to refer to the Jay and Casey Reports, which are referred to in the above reports and much mention was made of them during the course of Wednesday’s meeting.

Click on the images below to read them yourself:


5 thoughts on “Time for some serious reading?

  1. Having read the documents for the first time I would have thought that there must be a Police investigation, Misconduct in Public Office would be a starting point.

    You do have to ask yourself what legal advice did those refusing to be interviewed receive, was it influenced by the potential for being questioned under caution at a later date?

    If RMBC has really changed then I expect that the Leader and CEO would have already had meetings with the Police.

    Then if SYP has changed under the new CC, will he have the appetite to send in the Detectives?

    However I won’t be holding my breath.


  2. On a quick “review” of the theft of the laptops, I find it extremely strange that the report concentrates on the information of individual`s data, rather than the actual circumstances of the theft of 21 laptops. Cassey states quite clearly that no evidence of a break in was evident, so someone with access to the security locks was involved. There is no mention of who did or did not have access, nor any any real information on any circumstances of the event.
    The report mentions several persons, but fails in its conclusion to name anyone who was a part of the wrong doing ( yes there was wrong doing if you read carefully) the conclusions/recommendations are “weak” to say the least.
    The report mentions that “a person” was named as someone who took the laptops. The police state that when they searched his home the laptops were not there. ( of course not, he was already under investigation, so why would he hide 21 laptops “under the bed” ) It seems from that that the “investigation” was closed. So why were no other inquiries carried out ?. why was no questions asked as to who else had access, and was anyone suspected of connections to the person named to the Police. ( who may have passed key codes on ?.) Why did the council not insist on further enquiries. Someone got in, using existing codes, so it was probably an “inside job”. The big question really is who sent the information, without leaving their name, to point the finger at the person, the police were investigating. The diversion work quite well.
    My impression is that this report has been written to produce “nothing” of anything.
    The leader of the council makes great words in the Advertiser, lets see him back it up with a full written request to the police for a formal investigation in to the “misconduct of Public office” of any Councillor or employee who acted wrongly.
    The official opposition, (where are you ?.) should be holding the leaders feet to the fire, and keep applying the pressure, until a criminal investigation is underway.
    Strange that all those who “had to leave”, now refuse to make statements, I say strange because unless they are all still in communication, its a massive coincedence that they all had the same thought not to say nowt at the same time.
    Lets hope Shaun starts to sing before he goes to jail


    • S Thornton.

      From the missing laptops saga.

      ‘Taken together, it is understandable that others have formed a view that the Council has covered-up the facts’

      ‘The audit found no factually inaccurate statements made by the Council’

      All I can say is we need to move on from the web of lies orchestrated by whistleblowers, concentrating on the real subject matter.

      Duty of care!


      • “All I can say is we need to move on from the web of lies orchestrated by whistleblowers, concentrating on the real subject matter.” I’m curious! Which web of lies is this?


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