Police commissioner stands down over sex abuse scandal

The Herald | 17 September 2014

SOUTH Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has stepped down from the role after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has come under increased fire since the publication of Professor Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, as he was the councillor with responsibility for children's services there from 2005 to 2010.

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NSPCC gives Scottish social workers unprecedented opportunity for practice-focused learning

16 September 2014

A child protection course set up by NSPCC Scotland and the University of Stirling puts practice at the centre for qualified social workers.

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Government inspection of Rotherham Council launched following abuse scandal cover up

CommunityCare | 12 September 2014

Rotherham Council is facing a government-appointed inspection to examine whether information on abuse was covered up. This is in the wake of a report that 1,400 children were sexually abused in Rotherham between 1997-2013 and that evidence of this had been ‘suppressed or ignored’.

The head of the government’s Troubled Families programme, Louise Casey, will lead the inspection which will look at how Rotherham is governed and whether it allows for proper scrutiny from councillors, its services for children and young people, and whether ‘whistle-blowers’ are silenced.

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