Rotherham child sexual exploitation and Home Office Reviews explored further

09 September 2014

The Home Affairs Committee takes further evidence on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and on the Home Office Reviews into historic child abuse.


Tuesday 9 September 2014, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 3.00pm

  • Chief Constable David Crompton QPM, South Yorkshire Police
  • Former Chief Constable Meredydd John Hughes CBE QPM, South Yorkshire Police

At 3.30pm

  • Martin Kimber, Chief Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Joyce Thacker OBE, Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

At 4.00pm

  • Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

At 4.30pm

  • Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC
    **Witnesses stood down by the Committee due to time constraints. Evidence session with Mr Wanless and Mr Whittam to be re-arranged in October**

Timings are approximate.

Chair's comments

Committee Chairman Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said: 

“The revelations from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham are deeply troubling. The Committee will be questioning those in positions of authority at the time that these offences were being committed on how the sexual exploitation of children on a horrifying scale was allowed to go unchallenged for so long.

We will also be hearing from Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC about progress in their ongoing review of how the Home Office handled historical allegations of child abuse.”

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