Rotherham abuse scandal

    On the 26th August 2014, Professor Alexis Jay’s independent report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham revealed that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham had been raped and sexually abused. During this time the council had been found ‘suppressing’ the issue within Rotherham and over a third of victims were known to social services.

    You can find everything you need to know about the scandal from a social work perspective in our news stories and analysis below.

    Children, Child safeguarding

    Rotherham children’s services to remain in commissioner control

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Rotherham council receives £5 million boost to improve services and recruit social workers

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Specialist team gets £3.1 million to help child sexual exploitation victims in Rotherham

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    ‘David Cameron is telling us that by and large social workers can’t be trusted’

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Troubled Rotherham will use views of sexual exploitation victims to improve services

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Council ups child protection focus to avoid Rotherham style abuse scandal

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    ‘Louise Casey report into CSE represents a missed opportunity for children’

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Scale of child sexual exploitation in West Midlands unveiled for the first time

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    How rethinking residential care can help safeguard children against sexual exploitation

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    Children, Child safeguarding, Workforce

    Chief social worker urges review of risk assessment tools used by social workers

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    Children, Child safeguarding, Workforce

    Social workers to face five years in prison for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, warns Cameron

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Rotherham council to be taken over by five commissioners, Pickles announces

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    Adults, Child safeguarding

    Child sexual exploitation: implications for adult social care and safeguarding boards

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Rotherham social workers discredited information about child sexual exploitation

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Ofsted under fire for trying to ‘save face’ over Rotherham inspection

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    Children, Child safeguarding

    Sir Keir Starmer warns against ‘witch hunting’ blame culture in social work

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