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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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Banardo's: 'No more delay over child abuse Inquiry'

Children's charity Barnardo's has said that the government must not "drag its heels" in setting up an inquiry into abuse suffered by child victims in Rotherham.

The Government must not drag its heels any longer. It needs to get this inquiry off the ground so we can start to hear the voices of silenced children.

– Javed Khan, chief executive of children's charity Barnardo's

Mr Khan said Barnardo's was "bitterly disappointed" that Home Secretary Theresa May did not take the opportunity to change the law so that children can no longer be referred to as "prostitutes".

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