Sunday, 30 September 2012

Rochdale abuse: Social services 'missed opportunities'

Social services and police "missed opportunities" to stop the sexual abuse of young girls in Rochdale, a report into a grooming scandal has revealed.

"Deficiencies" and "patchy" training of front line staff were behind the failings, the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board said in its review of child sexual exploitation.

Lawyers say the findings could support "legal action against social services".

Mr Danczuk, [Labour MP for Rochdale] who described the report as "limited", said it did not "give a voice to the victims [or] explain why social services had a culture of blaming the victims for the abuse".

My comment: A truly harrowing case but we all know it's not the first time the public sector have let people who complain down (a few examples  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] )  and it won't be the last.

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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