Labour Party – No action for two full months!

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It is now two months, since Prof Jay’s damning report into the past failures in Rotherham was published. The continuing problems she exposed afflict our Town, even today and go unrecognised and unpunished. There is still much to learn from … Continue reading

MPs Demand Inquiry Over Rotherham ‘Cover-Up’.

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MPs Demand Inquiry Over Rotherham ‘Cover-Up’. The net is closing. From the Yorkshire Post: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/mps-demand-inquiry-over-rotherham-grooming-cover-up-1-6903078 This is not the first case in which it has been alleged that files of information relating to child sexual exploitation have disappeared. The proliferation … Continue reading

Council Data Loss – Rotherham’s shameful record from Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch, yesterday released a damning report into Data losses in local government. Called the Local Authority Data Loss, Read report, pdf here, it is a damning account of laxity when it comes to keeping our personal data safe and secure. The report makes clear just how much Local Authorities have room for improvement.

The situation in Yorkshire is mixed. Rotherham came in third place with 8 incidents in this league table of shame, behind Hull’s 12 and York’s 10. Time for Rotherham MBC to get serious about this.

Yorkshire’s National Daily, the Yorkshire Post reported the story yesterday thus:

Councils accused of lax attitude over confidentiality as data lost, this story was accompanied with a scathing editorial entitled, Council Data Loss Disaster. Can’t find a link yet on YP website, if anyone has found one please let us know.

The London Evening Standard has also covered the story:

Children in care among victims of data breaches by ‘lax’ councils