Jay and Casey Reports
The Corporate Governance Inspection (CGI) of the Council, led by Louise Casey CB, was instigated in September 2014 as a result of the report of Professor Alexis Jay into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 to 2013.
In response to the findings and as part of the Council's commitment to improvement, six independent investigations were commissioned in 2014 and 2015.
Each of these investigations has a specific focus and the resulting reports should not be read in isolation. Alongside the Jay and Casey reports, their contents form part of an overall picture of the historic practice and culture of the Council.
The reports cover the time period 1997 to 2015 and focused on:
Performance, Practice and Conduct
Investigation into the Performance, Practice and Conduct of Senior Employees of the Council over the period of the Jay Report (1997-2013) and further highlighted in the Corporate Governance Inspection report made by Louise Casey (February 2015) (Gowling Solicitors).
Review of Cases A to O
Independent Investigation - Review of Cases A to O referred to in the Jay Report (Independent Consultant).
Alleged Removal of Files
Audit Investigation into the Alleged Removal of Files and Impairment of Computer Records - April 2002.
Missing Minutes from the Key Players' Group
Audit Investigation into Missing Minutes from Meetings of the Key Players' Group - Late 1990s to 2003/04.
Theft of 21 Laptops
Audit Investigation - Theft of 21 Laptops from Norfolk House, Rotherham: 26th October 2011 - Review of the Council's Response.
Report into Rotherham Taxi Licensing and Enforcement Service - 2010 to the Present (Weightmans LLP).
Help and Support for victims
Anyone who is concerned about the safety of a young person, or who may be suffering abuse themselves, is urged to seek help.
Rotherham Improvement Plan and the Commissioners
Following the Jay and Casey reports, the Council worked constructively with the Government-appointed Commissioners to deliver an Improvement Plan, to secure a safe environment for children and ensure good, sustainable services and regulation such that healthy democratic leadership and accountability were fully restored.
End of intervention
The Council’s period of Government Intervention formally came to an end on 31st March 2019 following an Independent Review in February 2019.