The Crime Prevention Minister has voiced concern after a report accused South Yorkshire Police of "failings" in the way it handled reports of child sexual abuse.
It comes after a report by Prof Alexis Jay said the force had treated victims with "contempt" and did not believe what they were saying.
Minister Norman Baker described violent attacks like rape as "devastating crimes that ruin lives", and demanded that the force acts on recommendations for improvement immediately.
We expect every report to be taken seriously, every crime to be recorded, every investigation to be conducted thoroughly and professionally, and every victim to be treated with dignity.
We are very concerned that there are now two reports that suggest that there have been failings in the way South Yorkshire Police deals with vulnerable victims.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has set out clear recommendations for improvement - both in relation to crime recording and child sexual exploitation.
We expect the force to act on these immediately to regain the confidence of victims and the wider public.
Ch Supt Jason Harwin has offered an "unreserved" apology to victims.
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.