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Child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming: follow-up

• In June 2013, the Committee published a report on localised child grooming, highlighting the appalling cost paid by victims for past catastrophic multi-agency failures.

• An independent investigation into Rotherham Borough Council's response to historical cases of child sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013 was carried out by Alexis Jay OBE. The report was published in August 2014.

• In response, the Committee conducted a follow-up inquiry, examining the institutional response to historical child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, in particular addressing the accountability of PCCs and senior council members.