Shaun Wright referred to IPCC after Rotherham report

Under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Wright has resisted calls for him to resign since the publication of the Jay Report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham which detailed how at least 1,400 children were subjected to horrors including rape, violence and trafficking for sex between 1997 and 2013.

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Former child services chief 'sorry' for Rotherham abuse

Rotherham's former director of children's services said she wished staff "could have done more" to help the children who were abused in the town.

In a statement, Dr Sonia Sharp, who worked for the borough council from 2005 to 2008, said staff "knew that there were many children in the community at risk and feared that this was the tip of an iceberg."

Dr Sharp, who now works for the Australian state of Victoria's department of education and early childhood development said: "You can't be a director of children's services and not take responsibility for what happens to children.

She added: "I am sorry that these children and young people suffered terrible abuse and I wish we could have done more to prevent the abuse of children and young people in Rotherham."

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