Council approves closure of two children’s homes

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A REGIONAL agency will be used for children’s residential care after Rotherham Borough Council shuts two of its three remaining homes. RMBC commissioner Patricia Bradwell approved the closure of Silverwood in Sunnyside and Cherry Tree House in Kimberworth, saving £1.2 … Continue reading

Children’s home closures: Rotherham Council lobbied

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Union members are lobbying Rotherham Council over its plans to close two of its three children’s homes. The authority is proposing to close Silverwood and Cherry Tree House, which are both currently vacant. It wants to shut what it calls … Continue reading

Andrew Roddison – Rotherham Council Sex Case Moves To Leeds

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The Advertiser caught up with the twists and turns of this sexual assault case and nicely turns our attention to Leeds Magistrates Court on Wednesday 10th August. Previously: Cllr Andrew Roddison case .

Time for a reminder – Has anything changed?

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Organised Crime, Azad Kashmir* & Child Sexual Exploitation First posted September 6, 2014. Unfortunately there is little in the way of signs of progress from where we were when this post was first published. “The Police showed her a map of … Continue reading

Before we forget – those who have gone

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Rotten Boroughs is seldom so revealing:

MPs’ success as child “prostitution” term is scrapped

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MPs’ success as child “prostitution” term is scrapped MP SARAH Champion has succeeded in changing how some child sex abuse crimes are officially categorised. The Rotherham MP and shadow minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence, pressured the Office for … Continue reading

Councils sign up to Sheffield City Region devolution deal

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Councils sign up to Sheffield City Region devolution deal Councils are deciding where their loyalties lie as plans for devolved regions gather pace. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield councils have formally ratified their proposals to join the Sheffield City Region. … Continue reading