Reports on six child sex abuse scandal investigations to be presented at meeting

By Sam Cooper | 31/08/2017

Reports on six child sex abuse scandal investigations to be presented at meeting
Professor Alexis Jay

THE results of six separate probes into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal will be published at a meeting next week.

Law firm Gowling WLG is due to reveal the outcome of its investigation into the conduct of senior staff employed by Rotherham Borough Council during the period covered by the damning Jay Report.

Another report will deal with the 2011 theft of 21 laptops from council office Norfolk House — said to contain sensitive details about abuse victims —  and a third with the theft of files belonging to researcher Adele Gladman from the offices of youth project Risky Business in 2002.

Investigators have also been looking into how minutes from the council’s Key Players’ Group went missing, and a review is being carried out of the cases of 15 abuse victims which were highlighted in Prof Alexis Jays 2014 report, which found an estimated 1,400 children had been exploited or abused by men, mainly of Pakistani backgrounds.

Another report is being compiled by law firm Weightmans, details of which have not been released.

The council will receive these reports at a meeting held in public in the council chamber, Rotherham town Hall, from 2pm on Wednesday.

The meeting will be chaired by Lead Commissioner Mary Ney.



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