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Shaun Wright steps down as PCC after Rotherham report pressure

Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his office has announced.

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Early Ofsted inspection of Rotherham announced

Ofsted will carry out an early inspection of Rotherham Council's child protection and looked-after children's services.

In the wake of a report which found 1,400 children were sexually abused while in care at the council over a 16-year period, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said she had agreed with Ofsted to pull the inspection forward.

She added:

I will not hesitate to take further action if necessary to ensure children are safe.

– Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

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