A major report into child sex sexual exploitation in Rochdale identified a repeating theme of factors that it says impacted on the quality of practice in particular including:
- Policy and procedures either not available or poorly understood and implemented at the front line
- Absence of high quality supervision, challenge and line management oversight
- Resource pressures and high workload in key agencies, including CSC safeguarding teams, A&E, Police, contributing to disorganisation and at times a sense of helplessness
- Policies, culture and attitudes within many agencies which were actively unhelpful when working with adolescents
- Performance frameworks focussed on quantitative practice not on quality of practice or understanding the child's journey through services and outcomes
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Detectives have charged 19-year-old Bilal Mumin with murder, grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
Members of the RMT on Arriva Rail North (Northern) walked out for 24 hours, with more stoppages due on Thursday and Saturday.
Police said a dozen shots were fired, but no arrests have been made and they are looking for a dark vehicle.