Just read that "Rotherham council writing to bosses of those who turned a blind eye now working elsewhere".
I don't think anyone expects child services to be perfect (although they should aim to be).#
But to commission multiple reports and then ignore the inconvenient conclusions is disgraceful.
It's not making a bad decision in a single case it's systemically turning a blind eye to it as inconvenient or embarrassing.
I hope that which ever Police officers were on the child protection units dealing with these cases aren't given the option of walking away with a pension as so often seems to be the case. They were those kids last hope for the system to help them and they were ignored.
In 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on years time there's going to be a large number of very damaged adults who'll be, no doubt, let down by the system again.
The more I read and think about this the more angry I get.
The ONE thing these professionals are supposed to do above all others is keep children safe and they utterly failed 1400 times.
Worse, they knew it was happening and didn't step in to stop it.
Bastards. Utter bastards.