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More powers returning to Rotherham Council – reaction and full details

DEPARTING commissioner Sir Derek Myers praised “sustained improvements” at the council after the Government confirmed it will return more powers. Adult social care, town centre management and street cleaning are among the responsibilities back under local control. And the Government-appointed … Continue reading

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Child abuse victim attacks officials who failed to help

A woman who was abused by the leader of a child grooming gang in Rotherham and had his son has waived her right to anonymity to highlight the failings of the authorities. Sammy Woodhouse first talked about her experience to … Continue reading

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Two sexually abused women urge parents to talk to children

Two women who were sexually abused at primary school by the same teacher are urging parents to talk to their own children about protecting themselves. Kerrie Ann Jones and Kate Taylor have waived their right to anonymity because they want … Continue reading

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Commissioner changeover as more powers are returned to Rotherham Council

COUNCIL commissioner Mary Ney — who led Rotherham’s taxi reforms — will step into the lead role when Sir Derek Myers quits. The changeover comes as more powers are returned to Rotherham Borough Council from the Government. Adult social care, … Continue reading

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My daughter’s sexual abuse left me feeling like ‘a zombie’

“You are walking round like a zombie. You have no heart, and you have no brain, because you just don’t know where to turn,” Jack says. His daughter was sexually abused in Rotherham, a town where more than 1,000 children … Continue reading

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Sarah Wilson – Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham

Sarah Wilson – Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham – Press Release Sarah Wilson is a survivor of Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and author the book ‘Violated’. On 17 March she was due to face a criminal harassment trial at … Continue reading

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Rape victims to be spared court ordeal – New law to ban grooming of children

Alleged rape victims will no longer face cross-examination live in court under reforms announced today by Elizabeth Truss, the justice secretary and lord chancellor. From September victims will be able to give evidence in a pre-recorded video that will be … Continue reading

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