Independent Investigations

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.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (Jay Report)

Inspection into the governance of Rotherham council and subsequent intervention (Casey Report)

Independent Investigations

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.

See the Summary Report

The reports cover the time period 1997 to 2015 and focused on:

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.

Get help and support

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.