Rotherham: The questions that remain three years on

Still more questions unanswered than answered …

Rotherham Politics

Three years ago this week, Professor Alexis Jay published her shocking findings that exposed the sickening extent of child abuse by grooming gangs in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham – and how the authorities had utterly failed an estimated 1,400 victims.

One of the key findings was that some senior people in the council and the police had sought to “downplay” the Pakistani heritage of many perpetrators and left frontline staff “confused as to what they were supposed to say and do and what would be interpreted as ‘racist’”.

The report outlined horrifying stories of missed opportunities to catch perpetrators, fathers being arrested for trying to remove their daughters from houses where the girls were being abused and whistle-blowers being silenced.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rotherham-the-questions-that-remain-three-years-on-1-8720610

Previously: Six reports into Rotherham sex abuse scandal due to be published next month

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