- Training for frontline staff was "patchy".
- There were "deficiencies" in the way that children's social care responded to the victims' needs.
- In children's social care, the focus was on younger children at risk of abuse from family members, rather than vulnerable adolescents.
- Agencies which referred potential victims were said to be "frustrated" that they were not "being adequately assessedand dealt with by the local authority".
- Organisations made faltering early progress in developing a satisfactory framework for managing allegations of child sexual exploitation.
- In 2008 a need for a specialist resource was identified, but its development was inadequately co-ordinated and supported.
- There was a poor response by children's social care to cases where children were at risk of sexual exploitation.
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.