It is a scandal that sent shockwaves across the UK. Cases of mainly white girls – some as young as 10 – being groomed, raped, forced into prostitution, beaten and even killed, by gangs of older Asian men.
These horrendous crimes were told by the vulnerable victims to Rotherham youth worker Jayne Senior on an almost daily basis for 20 years.
They were desperate pleas for help that fell on deaf ears for nearly two decades when the 51-year-old reported them to the local police, to the council, and to social services, all of which failed to believe what Senior was telling them.
Senior, a mother of three, has now written a book called Broken And Betrayed, revealing how she became the whistleblower who risked imprisonment to provide evidence to bring these cases to court.