As part of its commitment to improvement, the Council commissioned six independent investigations in 2014 and 2015. These were in direct response to the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham 1997 to 2013 (Jay Report), and the Report of Inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (Louise Casey Report).
What do the independent investigations reports look at?
Summary report – an overview of the findings of the six independent investigations
These reports cover the time period 1997 to 2015 and are focused as follows:
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)
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.
When were the reports published?
The Council received the reports at a meeting held in public on Wednesday 6 September 2017.
Since the Jay and Casey reports, the Council has worked constructively with the Government-appointed Commissioners to deliver its Improvement Plan, as it works to secure a safe environment for children and ensure good, sustainable services and regulation such that healthy democratic leadership and accountability can be fully restored.
Find out more about how the Council and its partners are tackling child sexual exploitation today