COMMISSIONERS imposed on Rotherham after the CSE scandal will be gone within days, the Government has confirmed.
An initial team of five — appointed in February 2015 — has dropped to three as powers have gradually been returned to the borough council.
And communities secretary James Brokenshire has now called time on the intervention — five months earlier than initially planned.
He said: “Vulnerable young people who should have been protected were repeatedly failed by Rotherham Council, which is why the Government stepped in to ensure these errors can never occur again.
Government returns powers to Rotherham Council
A council has been given back the running of its services from government commissioners appointed after a child sex abuse scandal.
Rotherham Council has been under government control since February 2015 after a report revealed 1,400 girls had been abused in the town.
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire confirmed the government was “returning all powers to the authority”.
Three remaining commissioners will be withdrawn on 24 September.
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