Home Office review fails to find Rotherham file
A review has failed to find a file allegedly indicating Whitehall was aware of widespread child abuse in Rotherham years before the scandal was exposed, home secretary Sajid Javid said today.
Telford CSE inquiry delayed to involve victims
An inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford has been delayed to give victims a greater say in its formation.
Affluent parents can 'undermine' abuse investigations
City of London Council will train social workers to deal with affluent parents after research showed they can use their status to undermine abuse investigations.
Victims call for document disclosure
CSA (child sexual abuse) victims want disclosure of communications between Devon CC, Home Office, insurance firms and police to ascertain whether they colluded in limiting past damages claims.
Rotherham apologises for misleading whistle-blower
Rotherham MBC has issued a formal apology to child sexual abuse whistle-blower Jayne Senior after officials misled her during an internal investigation.
Councils implored to tear down ‘wall of deniability’
Council leaders and senior politicians in Rochdale must stop ‘dumping’ on hard-pressed officers and take responsibility for tackling child abuse, a leading lawyer has told The MJ.
Child abuse: Rochdale was 'careless' and 'wholly inadequate', inquiry finds
Rochdale MBC’s response to reports of child sexual abuse was ‘careless’ and ‘wholly inadequate’ between the 1960s and 1990s, a damning review by an independent inquiry has found.
Telford to launch independent inquiry
Telford & Wrekin Council will launch an independent inquiry into historic and current child sexual exploitation, after the proposals received unanimous support in an emergency full council meeting last night.
Support for independent Telford inquiry grows
Telford & Wrekin Council is poised to approve an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in the area after the two main political parties backed a fresh proposal.
Councillors approve CSE measures
Senior Telford & Wrekin councillors have approved a number of measures to help further tackle and prevent child sexual exploitation in the borough.
Don't scrap IROs, shadow minister warns
Scrapping independent reviewing officers could open the floodgates to child abuse, the shadow children's minister has warned.
Council vows to co-operate with inquiry after latest allegations
Telford & Wrekin Council has vowed to co-operate with a national child abuse inquiry after reports that up to 1,000 children may have been victims.
Mandatory reporting calls rejected by Government
Ministers today rejected calls for the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse – claiming an effective case for a new law has not been made.
Thomas to replace Quirk at Lewisham
The man who helped turn around Rotherham’s children’s services has been recommended by Lewisham LBC to become the council's new chief executive.
Operation sanctuary: lessons to be learned
A serious case review into sexual exploitation in Newcastle has revealed a raft of learning for public bodies, national government and society. Sam Clayden speaks to the reports’ author and the agencies involved.
Council investment after inadequate rating
Gloucestershire CC has invested in staff, casework reduction and administration amid warnings the pace of improvements to its children’s services is too slow.
Rotherham: a place that needed good news
Rotherham MBC has finally achieved a positive Ofsted rating. The council is now trying to turn around the town's tarnished reputation. Heather Jameson reports.
Rotherham's children's services rated 'good' by Ofsted
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.
Croydon 'on track' to improve children's services
Croydon LBC has claimed it is ‘on track’ to deliver improvements to its children’s services.
Nottinghamshire apologises for historic child sexual abuse
The ‘dreadful stain’ on Nottinghamshire CC cannot be denied or excused, the council leader has said in an apology to all victims of child sexual abuse.