We have responded to this review and improvements have been implemented. I believe organisations are working better together, sharing information to ensure children are protected and that perpetrators of these crimes are prosecuted.
Raising awareness so that young people are better equipped to understand what is happening to them or their friends has been delivered to 10,000 young people. Staff training has ensured that professionals are now more aware and able to respond appropriately.
We are also seeing stronger joint working on police operations to bring people to justice.
Steve Garner was forced out of Rochdale Council over the way several cases of sexual exploitation were handled by his department.
A report released today said police and social workers "missed opportunities" to stop the sexual abuse of young girls.
Police and social workers "missed opportunities" to stop the sexual abuse of young girls in Rochdale, a report into the scandal said.