Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is "minded" to commission an independent investigation into Rotherham Borough Council. It follows concerns of "inadequate scrutiny by councillors, institutionalised political correctness and covering-up of information and the failure to take action against gross misconduct".
And it was announced that South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright will give evidence on the Rotherham child sex scandal to a parliamentary committee.
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.