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Rochdale grooming victim: 'Parents told I was a prostitute'

Social services and police "missed opportunities" to stop the sexual abuse of young girls in Rochdale, a report into a grooming scandal has revealed.

"Deficiencies" and "patchy" training of frontline staff were behind the failings, the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board said in its review of child sexual exploitation.

According to one victim, speaking to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour earlier in September, both police and social services did not take her allegations of abuse seriously.

Nine men were jailed in May for grooming girls as young as 13.

Rochdale abuse failings revealed

  • 27 Sep 2012