Four women are planning to sue Rotherham Council for failing to protect them from sexual abuse when they were children.Read the full story ›
Rotherham Council is facing legal action over the way it responded to child sexual exploitation in the town. Four young women who say they were sexually abused accuse the authority of systemic failiures.
It follows a highly criticial report by MP's who accused the council of "supressing criticisms". Yunus Mulla reports.
A number of women are to sue Rotherham Council for failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children.
A spokesperson for Rotherham Borough Council today said following Operation Yewtree, the authority asked South Yorkshire Police to thoroughly review all historical cases that may be linked to child sexual exploitation.
He added: "That review is ongoing and continues with a number of live and ongoing investigations. The Council wishes to support SYP and not potentially compromise this process. As such we will not be making further comments on the article without further consultation with our police colleagues."
A number of women are to sue Rotherham Council for failures to protect them from sexual abuse by predatory men when they were children.Read the full story ›
Rotherham Council has been heavily critised in a new government report - into child abuse.
The Home Affairs Committee says the authority was 'inexcusably slow' to respond to the sexual abuse of youngsters It comes as a campaign starts in West Yorkshire to raise awareness of child exploitation.
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.
Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz has been telling us what he is hoping to find out from the Chief Executive or Rotherham Council and the Director of Children's Services when they are quizzed about the abuse of young girls in the area.
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.
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Declan Gould, from Thrybergh in Rotherham, was left without a voice after the electronic device he uses to speak was stolen by thieves. Declan has cerebral palsy, and his computer talker was his main means of communication.
Today, his dad Jon has thanked Calendar for helping Declan get his voice back.
Today, following a meeting between staff at the NHS and Rotherham Council, it's been agreed that they will buy him a new speaking device. It will be delivered to his school next week/