- Early to mid-1990s: Workers told the new report they came across examples of child sexual exploitation from this period.
- 1997: Risky Business, a team of youth workers, is set up over concerns about young people being abused through prostitution.
- 2002: Chapter of draft report contained severe criticisms of agencies in Rotherham involved with child sexual exploitation (CSE).
- 2005: Councillor Shaun Wright appointed cabinet member for the newly-created department of children and young people's services.
- 2008: Operation Central set up to investigate men believed to be involved in sexual exploitation.
- 2009: Ofsted rated Rotherham's children's services as "inadequate".
- 2010: Five men given lengthy jail terms after they are found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex.
- 2012: Reports in The Times claim that details from 200 restricted-access documents showed police and child protection agencies in the town had extensive knowledge of these activities for a decade, yet a string of offences went unprosecuted.
- 2013: Publication of Home Affairs Select Committee report into CSE andindependent inquiry into the issue in Rotherham is announced.
- 2014: Professor Alexis Jay's report finds 1,400 children suffered sexual exploitation in a 16-year period.
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A report into 16 years of child sexual abuse in Rotherham has concluded that the true scale of exploitation in the town will never be known.