Those ‘not fit for purpose’ who are still there despite Prof Jay’s damning report

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When Prof Jay issued her damning report, she identified the point in time, after which, no one could claim they did not know. A certain Seminar given to councillors in 2005! Those that remain,  must now bear their share of … Continue reading

Church hit by 48 child abuse claims in one diocese, inquiry told

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Church hit by 48 child abuse claims in one diocese, inquiry told The extent of the Church of England’s failure to identify, expose and punish child abusers within its ranks is set to be laid bare by a major inquiry, … Continue reading

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal “may have more than 1,500 victims”

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Rotherham child sex abuse scandal “may have more than 1,500 victims” THE scale of child sex abuse in Rotherham may have been underestimated in the report which lifted the lid on the scandal, it was claimed today. The National Crime … Continue reading

Alexis Jay: ‘I’ve never needed therapy – I did get angry in Rotherham though’

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Alexis Jay: ‘I’ve never needed therapy – I did get angry in Rotherham though’ In 2016, she became the fourth chair in two years of the troubled inquiry into child sex abuse. From her early career as a social worker … Continue reading

Wragged Edge

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Spotted in Private Eye for us: Fresh illumination of failure by the Investigators to see important evidence our confidential source has provided: “Jane Senior could not continue to participate in the Gowlings investigation as when she offered to share evidence … Continue reading

Who really wears the trousers? Hoddinott perhaps?

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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

Rotherham: The questions that remain three years on

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Three years ago this week, Professor Alexis Jay published her shocking findings that exposed the sickening extent of child abuse by grooming gangs in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham – and how the authorities had utterly failed an estimated … Continue reading

Six reports into Rotherham sex abuse scandal due to be published next month

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THE results of six separate probes into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal are expected to be published next month — which one survivor hopes will see ex-council officers put in the dock. Law firm Gowling WLG is due to … Continue reading

That’s champion! But 1400 wrongs don’t make a Wright

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Sarah Champion’s most recent resignation appears to have upset some people, who are seemingly wondering why she couldn’t have just let sleeping dogs lie. You see, Jay and Casey said it first, but Champion got there in the end, and … Continue reading