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Rotherham abuse: Council knew 'many' were at risk

28 August 2014 Last updated at 18:55 BST

A former social worker at Rotherham Council has accused the council of deliberately under-reporting the number of children at risk to meet targets, while the children themselves were overlooked.

Speaking anonymously to BBC News, she said some victims were not officially registered and just allowed to disappear.

Up to 1,400 children were found to have been abused in Rotherham by a network of men of mainly Pakistani origin.

Ed Thomas reports.