COMMONS

Senior Rotherham Council officers called to explain child exploitation failures

29 August 2014

Following the appalling picture revealed by the Jay report into sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham, the Communities and Local Government Committee has called senior Rotherham Council officers to Westminster to account for management failures that allowed abuse to go unchallenged for years.

Witnesses

The officers called are:

  • Martin Kimber, Chief Executive, and
  • Joyce Thacker, Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services.

Chair of the Committee, Clive Betts, said:

The report by Professor Alexis Jay revealed an appalling failure by council staff at all levels. While, on the political side of the Council, the Leader has resigned, senior managers have shown no indication yet of taking any responsibility. We want to find out why. 

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