Lord Scriven, the former leader of Sheffield City Council, has called on the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police David Crompton to resign over the latest child sexual abuse revelations.
Scriven told ITV Calendar that police on the ground are not doing enough to keep children out of harm or "at least keep them in a safe place".
I've taken the view enough is enough. I said about a year ago that jury was out on the senior management team at South Yorkshire Police, including the Chief Constable. I've now come to the view, reluctantly that it needs to happen and the Chief Constable needs to go. It's quite clear that those at the top are talking a good talk but when independent people go in it shows that on the ground young people are not being believed, reporting is hap hazardous at best and that actually in quite vulnerable situations where children are at risk that the police on the ground are not taking the type of action to take those children out of harm or at least keep them in a safe place so the chief constable has to go.
In this exclusive article for ITV, Paul Scriven reiterates his call first made earlier this week for SYP's Chief Constable to stand down.
Report says South Yorkshire Police still needs to make "major improvements" to some of its child protection procedures.