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The Home Office had opportunities to question the response of the police and other agencies to reports of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham years before the scandal erupted in the town, according to a newly published review. An investigation into what information had been passed to the Home Office, published…
The role of senior police commanders in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal is to be investigated, the police watchdog has said. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) Operation Linden has been looking into South Yorkshire Police's response to the exploitation of hundreds of children over more than a…
Ministers have been urged to stump up more cash to help victims of child abuse rebuild their lives. Labour MP Sarah Champion, who has campaigned for victims of abuse in Rotherham, pushed the Government to bring forward new measures to provide more support. The number of potential victims of child…
A man has been jailed for 25 years for sexually abusing three young girls. Tony Chapman, 42, from Rotherham, was convicted of raping, physically assaulting and threatening to kill two girls following a nine-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court. The abuse took place between October 2013 and May 2015 when…
Investigators looking into police officers' roles in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal have identified "potential misconduct", according to the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) inquiry into South Yorkshire Police's response to child sexual exploitation (CSE) over more than a decade in Rotherham "has grown significantly…
The number of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham appears to be even higher than the 1,400 figure which sparked a national outrage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA is conducting a huge investigation in the South Yorkshire town following the revelations in the 2014 Jay…
Labour MP Sarah Champion has raised concerns about child sexual abuse. The former frontbencher, in an interview with the Commons House magazine, also alleged that sitting MPs could "in some way or another" have been "involved" in abusive or inappropriate behaviour. In the interview, Ms Champion argued that abuse was…
Ukip took a "deliberate, informed and calculated" decision to ensure that a defamation action brought by Rotherham's three Labour MPs should not be settled before the General Election, the High Court has ruled. A year ago, Mr Justice Warby said that Jane Collins, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, should…
Rotherham Council's children's services have "transformed" since the local authority was rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal, according to Ofsted.An inspection in 2014 identified "widespread and serious failures" of children in need of help by the council, while another inquiry found at least 1,400 children had been subject to…
A woman who was abused and raped as a child is not capable of caring for her toddler daughter, a family court judge has ruled. Judge Jessica Pemberton said the woman, now in her early 20s, had not been given the "foundation" to enable her to look after a child.…
Rochdale Council's chief executive has apologised for the authority's "unforgivable" response to concerns about sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked to the late politician Cyril Smith. Smith was the subject of sex abuse allegations and investigations over decades during his career, first as a prominent local councillor…
A survivor of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has described her shock at being turned down for full compensation for what she suffered because authorities deemed she had consented to the abuse. Sammy Woodhouse, who waived her entitlement to lifelong anonymity so she can campaign against sexual exploitation, said the…
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