The Prime Minister has echoed calls for South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright to quit, saying it would be "the right decision."
In the wake of a damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham, David Cameron said:
The right decision would be to resign and take full responsibility for what happened.
Mr Wright, a former Labour councillor, headed up Rotherham's child services for five years during the 16-year period when 1,400 children in care were abused, and became police and crime commissioner in 2012.
The report by Prof Alexis Jay revealed more than 150 allegations were reported last year, and were "ongoing" today.
Children as young as 11 were raped by large groups of men, a new inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has found.
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.