Tag Archives: child sexual exploitation

Who really wears the trousers? Hoddinott perhaps?

A ‘macho bullying culture’. Anyone who has taken any interest in the politics of Rotherham over the past few years will remember this witheringly accurate allegation levelled by Professor Jay in 2014. It’s true that Chris Read has gone to … Continue reading

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UKIP ask council if anything has changed in approach to CSE in Rotherham

A UKIP councillor challenged Rotherham Borough Council over its progress in tackling child sexual exploitation after it was revealed the council dealt with 45 cases in just three months. Cllr Allen Cowles questioned how much had changed since the scandal … Continue reading

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The Reports – more spin than substance

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 … Continue reading

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“More cock up than conspiracy.” Rotherham and issues of professional negligence and misconduct

This week saw the publication of six reports into varying aspects of historical issues in Rotherham associated with the child sexual exploitation scandal uncovered by Professor Alexis Jay three years ago. The reports were originally commissioned in 2014 and 2015 … Continue reading

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Rotherham sex abuse survivor told she “consented” to abuse

FURIOUS sex abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse has called for a meeting with justice secretary David Lidington after her claim for compensation was turned down — on the grounds she consented to her abuse. Sammy, who was groomed and raped as … Continue reading

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Rotherham CSE survivor thrilled by criminal proceedings petition support

A CHILD sex abuse survivor said she was overwhelmed by the level of public support after thousands backed her call for a criminal probe into council and police officials. More than 14,000 people have so far signed a petition demanding … Continue reading

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Kirklees Council’s children’s services ‘need help’

Vulnerable children are being let down so badly in Kirklees another council should be brought in to help, a report to government has said. In November, a separate Ofsted report found “serious and widespread failures” that left “some children not … Continue reading

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