Independent Investigations Reports

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

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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)

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Independent Investigation - Review of Cases A to O referred to in the Jay Report (Independent Consultant)

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Audit Investigation into the Alleged Removal of Files and Impairment of Computer Records - April 2002

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Audit Investigation into Missing Minutes from Meetings of the Key Players' Group - Late 1990s to 2003/04

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Audit Investigation - Theft of 21 Laptops from Norfolk House, Rotherham: 26th October 2011 - Review of the Council's Response

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Report into Rotherham Taxi Licensing and Enforcement Service - 2010 to the Present (Weightmans LLP)

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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.

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Download the meeting papers

Help and support for victims and survivors

If you are someone you know is affected by the issues raised in these reports, help and support is available.

See details of support services

What is the Council's response?

Leader of the Council, Cllr Chris Read

Read the response from the Leader of the Council

Comment on the reports

If you have any comments regarding the independent investigation reports, please let us know using this online form

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Rotherham’s Improvement Plan

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

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Find out more about the Council’s work to improve

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Find out more about the Commissioners and their role

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Jay and Casey Reports

The independent investigations reports were commissioned in response to criticisms in the Jay Report (2014) and Casey Report (2015).

Read the Jay Report

Read the Casey Report

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