Rotherham children’s services rated ‘good’ for the first time since sex abuse scandal

Rotherham Council’s children’s services have “transformed” since the local authority was rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal, according to Ofsted.

An inspection in 2014 identified “widespread and serious failures” of children in need of help by the council, while another inquiry found at least 1,400 children had been subject to sexual exploitation in the town.

A November re-inspection of the council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children who are being looked after, and care leavers, found the “quality and impact of services for children are transformed”.

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