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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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Labour to make reporting child sex abuse mandatory

A future Labour government would make it mandatory to report allegations of child sex abuse in a bid to prevent a repeat of the scandal in Rotherham.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the move would help change the culture of institutions that had not taken abuse seriously enough in the past.

Yvette Cooper said the move would stop allegations being 'brushed under the carpet'. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She told the Observerthe proposal would "challenge the idea that any professional should be tempted to think that things can be solved quietly or privately by brushing them under the carpet".

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