Rotherham child exploitation report

Key points

  • An investigation has found evidence of "appalling" exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham over a period of 16 years.
  • The inquiry carried out by Professor Alexis Jay looked at how Rotherham Council's children's services department dealt with cases involving child exploitation between 1997 and 2013.
  • She found there was a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse.
  • The independent investigation found that the majority of the perpetrators were described as Asian by victims.
  • Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council, announced he would step down with immediate effect

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Last updated 26 August 2014

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