Council response to the Louise Casey reportPublished Wednesday, 4th February 2015
The Council has issued the following statement in response to today's report:
"The Council needs time to understand and respond to the detailed report, and also to understand the implications of the intervention package proposed by the Secretary of State, the resignation of the Leader and the intention of the Cabinet to resign.
"We recognise the need for a fresh start that is so clearly identified in the report, but also appreciate that we need to continue to deliver services to the people of Rotherham, and ensure business continuity.
"We should not forget that the publication of this report will re-open old wounds for the victims and survivors of CSE. We will continue to put in place the help and support they need at this difficult time, including our dedicated helpline."