Rotherham child abuse inquiry

The Chief Executive of Rotherham Council, Martin Kimber, and the Director of Children's Services, Joyce Thacker, will face questions today on the abuse of young girls in the area over a long period of time.

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Rotherham Council's Chief Executive and the Director of Children's Services face a grilling from MPs this afternoon over the grooming and sexual abuse of young girls in the area.

The Home Affairs Select Committee wants to know why no action was taken for so many years. Our political correspondent Ben Erlam has sent this report from Westminster.

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Questions over Rotherham abuse

The Chief Executive of Rotherham Council, Martin Kimber, and the Director of Children's Services, Joyce Thacker, will face questions today on the abuse of young girls in the area over a long period of time.

The Home Affairs Select Committee wants to know why no action was taken for so many years and what changes have been put in place.