Rotherham scandal continues to hit council finances

By Chris Mahony | 19 February 2019

The aftermath of Rotherham’s child exploitation scandal continues to hit council finances with an overspend of nearly £16m in its children and young people’s directorate.

A budget monitoring report to Rotherham MBC’s cabinet yesterday confirmed an improved financial position across the authority – but with significant exceptions in adult social care and, particularly, in children’s services.

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