Tag Archives: Rotherham

£500k lifeline for Rotherham abuse charity

A CHARITY providing a lifeline for hundreds of abuse survivors has been given almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. The cash will support the work of Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service – rebuilding lives after rape, sexual or domestic abuse … Continue reading

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Abuse victims and police officers in limbo over Rotherham scandal corruption probe

Police officers in South Yorkshire have been accused of protecting serial child abusers from prosecution and even having sex with victims as part of the Rotherham scandal. So two-and-a-half years on from the scandal coming to light, why has there … Continue reading

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Police officers drafted in from across the country for demonstrations in South Yorkshire

Hundreds of police officers from across the country have been drafted in for two demonstrations in Rotherham this weekend. Police chiefs have issued a warning ahead of the gatherings that ‘criminality’ at the demonstrations will not be accepted. One group … Continue reading

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Police ‘still failing to take child sex victims seriously’

Children reporting sexual and violent crimes are not being taken seriously, the government’s victims tsar has warned. Baroness Newlove said that the lessons of the Jimmy Savile and Rotherham sex abuse scandals had not been learnt because young people were … Continue reading

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Girl, 15, pimped out and physically abused in Sheffield flat

A Sheffield man accused of pimping out and physically abusing a teenage girl branded his alleged victim a ‘liar’ and a ‘silly little girl’ in police interview, a court heard. Christopher Whiteley, aged 23, Matthew Whiteley, 24, and Shane Whiteley, … Continue reading

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GP Taylor: When abuse victims speak out, it is society’s duty to listen

IT was one of those Yorkshire evenings in a beautiful Dales village. The open fire of the local hostelry glowed brightly to take away the chill of the evening. I shared a meal with Mark Stibbe, an old friend and … Continue reading

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The Rotherham Story

A major place marketing exercise has been launched using “The Rotherham Story” as a way of promoting the borough. At an event held at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, Julie Kenny CBE DL, Chair of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust … Continue reading

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