How Rotherham is tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Op Stovewood: six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13

Rotherham’s Council Leader has welcomed the news that six men have been jailed for 101 years after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting young girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2000.

16 November 2018


Rotherham welcomes funding to prevent youth crime and exploitation

Rotherham Council and partners have been successful in supporting Government funding to help prevent serious youth crime and combat child criminal exploitation.

14 November 2018


Operation Stovewood: Seven men guilty of 24 child sexual abuse offences against teenage girls

Reacting to the guilty verdicts, Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council said:

29 October 2018


Man guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences

A 42-year man from Rotherham has been found guilty of 17 child sexual abuse offences and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

4 May 2018


Operation Stovewood: Man guilty of raping teenage girl

A 47-year old man has been found guilty of raping a teenage girl between 2000 and 2002 in Rotherham, following an investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

9 February 2018


Rotherham children’s services ‘good’ with outstanding features

Social services for children and families in Rotherham have been “transformed” in just under three years, Ofsted inspectors have said.

29 January 2018

Responding to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

The way we deal with child sexual exploitation in Rotherham today is very different than in the past.

We are now operating with a much deeper understanding of this form of abuse. We are working more closely across agencies to keep children and young people as safe as we can, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

No single agency can tackle child sexual exploitation alone and we are working across agencies, and with our communities. We are operating in new ways which put victims and survivors first, and ensure we listen and respond. We are clear there is much more to do, but we have made real change.

Read more about our response to child sexual exploitation

Report your concerns

For vulnerable children

Call: 01709 336080

For vulnerable adults

Call: 01709 822330

Contact the Police

Call: 101

Our partners join us to talk about the new approach (filmed October 2016)

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