(love the way SYPCC page has utilised Drew’s name to this rhyming headline … )
“South Yorkshire Police and Crime Comissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has appointed Professor John Drew to lead an Independent Review of South Yorkshire Police’s handling of reports of child sexual exploitation.
Dr Billings announced the review earlier this year, following the Alexis Jay and Louise Casey reports that highlighted the scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and a BBC report that alleged child sexual exploitation in Sheffield had been ignored by South Yorkshire Police. He has commissioned the review to look at how the Force has handled reports of child sexual exploitation to ensure that everything that can be reasonably known about the past is known.”
More on John Drew’s background and experience can be found herehttps://uk.linkedin.com/pub/john-drew/25/2b9/bb3
Interesting that the Youth Justice Board, of which Prof Drew is the former CEO states :
“We work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending or re-offending. We ensure custody is safe and secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.”
Could this mean that Professor Drew could be working on the view that the child victims of the appalling abuse brought to light in the Jay and Casey reports are “offenders” rather than bringing the real offenders – the abusers and those who protected them – to justice ?