CSE progress in Rotherham health services slammed as ‘unacceptable’ by watchdog

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Progress on child sex exploitation in Rotherham is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘too slow’, says a care watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission has reviewed how effectively health services in the town are protecting children and young people from abuse.

CQC’s deputy chief inspector, Sue McMillan said: “We’re disappointed that despite the intense scrutiny on child protection in Rotherham, services with a key role in child safeguarding are unclear about their responsibilities. While progress has been made, it is too slow and more is required.

“This is unacceptable and we will check progress against our recommendations.”