Former Rotherham children’s director says sorry

Dr Sonia Sharp

Dr Sonia Sharp

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Rotherham’s former director of children’s services has issued an apology to children abused in the town and said she wished staff ‘could have done more’ to help them.

Sonia Sharp, who worked for the council from 2005 to 2008, said staff ‘knew that there were many children in the community at risk and feared that this was the tip of an iceberg’.

In a statement, Dr Sharp, who now works for the Australian state of Victoria’s department of education and early childhood development, said: “You can’t be a director of children’s services and not take responsibility for what happens to children.

 

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