1. National

Child protection systems across UK 'must be reviewed'

Measures to protect children from serious abuse must be reviewed following the widespread sexual molestation which was uncovered in the wake of the Rotherham scandal, MPs have warned.

A scathing report from the Communities and Local Government Committee condemned a watchdog for failing to expose failings at Rotherham council which led to the abuse of 1,400 children between 1997 and 2013.

View all 4 updates ›

Victim lawyer: Rotherham council was 'dysfunctional'

Thousands of vulnerable youngsters slipped through the net because Rotherham Council were "dysfunctional", a defence lawyer told Good Morning Britain, after MPs published a damning report into mass sexual abuse in the south Yorkshire town.

David Greenwood, who is representing 32 victims of the sexual abuse, said: "There were lots of good ideas, lots of good meetings going on, lots of good strategies, but no one was taking a lead on it."

More top news