Police sex clean-up still not complete

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NONE of Yorkshire’s police forces have fully implemented action plans designed to address concerns over officers and staff abusing their position for sex, a report out today concludes. Inspectors delivered the warning in a follow-up assessment after laying bare the … Continue reading

Complaints handling “robust” claims South Yorkshire Police

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SOUTH Yorkshire Police has defended its handling of complaints as “robust” after being criticised by a watchdog. The Independent Police Complaints Commission listed the force as one of four nationally which had taken longer last year to resolve allegationsagainst itself … Continue reading

Police pay rise will use Rotherham CSE money, crime commissioner says

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POLICE pay rises could affect Rotherham CSE investigations, South Yorkshire’s policing tsar suggested. Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings expressed mixed feelings about police and prison service raises. His statement comes one day after the Government announced the end … Continue reading

Child abuse ‘whitewash’ as Rotherham council chiefs escape blame

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Child abuse ‘whitewash’ as Rotherham council chiefs escape blame Andrew Norfolk, Chief Investigative Reporter September 7 2017, 12:01am, The Times Sarah Champion, the South Yorkshire town’s MP, called the reports a “wasted opportunity”Getty Images New inquiries into the Rotherham child abuse scandal were … Continue reading

Public service nomination for Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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A leading police commissioner could be in line for an award for excellence to public service. The Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has been shortlisted for an Association for Public Service Excellence Award. … 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