Rotherham Council

Rotherham Abuse: We Should Give the People of Rotherham a Voice

Ed Cox | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Cox

The tragedy of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and the failure of its public authorities to intervene undoubtedly requires strong and swift action. But the introduction of five commissioners to run the affairs of the council until 2019 denies the citizens of Rotherham their voice in addressing the failures of local public leadership.

Criminal Probe Launched After Damning New Rotherham Sex Abuse Report

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A criminal investigation is to be launched after a damning new report into Rotherham's child sexual exploitation prompted the replacement of its entir...

Charlotte Meredith

Why Britain Is Facing 'One Of The Most Worrying Periods Of Right-Wing Extremism' | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

The threat from far-right extremism is growing in the UK, a senior Home Office adviser warned today, with Islamophobia escalating in the wake of Islam...

Trial By Media in Rotherham

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The press has a role to play in scandals of this type. We need them to highlight this kind of horror and help us try to understand how such sickening events can continue for so very long unhindered. But we need them to do it responsibly. Deciding that one person is to blame for a situation which has been going on for decades - and is probably going on in other areas of the country too - does them no credit.

Fresh Rotherham Horror Stories Emerge As Care Home Worker Lifts The Lid..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

Children who were sexually abused in Rotherham were sometimes collected and taken to their abusers in taxis paid for by the local council, it has been...

Did Political Correctness Really Stop The Rotherham Abusers Being Caught?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Media coverage of the systemic sexual abuse of 1,400 children over 16 years in Rotherham has honed in on one aspect - the claim that the perpetrators...

Police Chief Told To Resign Over 'Appalling' Child Abuse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been urged to resign over the failings of Rotherham Council which saw up to 1,400 children e...

Doused In Petrol And Threatened To Be Set Alight

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

One young Rotherham victim was trafficked for sex to Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield by the time she was 15 years old and was doused in petrol and threa...

Police Apology After Revelations That 1,400 Children Suffered 'Appalling' Abuse In Rotherham

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has apologised for the failings of Rotherham Council during the time he served as a senior membe...

Children 'Made To Watch Brutally-Violent Rapes In Appalling Abuse'

PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: "It is hard to describe the ap...

Rotherham Council Apologises Over Handling Of Ukip Foster Case

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

A council has apologised over the way it handled the decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of Ukip. ...

The Rise And Rise Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour Party may have swept to victory in Thursday's three by-elections but the big political winner of the night was the UK Independence Party (U...