The head of Victim Support in South Yorkshire said more needs to be done to prevent a repeat of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.
Divisional Manager Christine Empson spoke out following the publication of a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into South Yorkshire Police’s child protection work.
“Children in Rotherham who were being sexually exploited were badly let down for a long time. Improvements have been made, to the extent that police in Rotherham were not singled out in this inspection,” she said.
“But clearly more needs to be done across the county - and the country - to make sure the same mistakes are never repeated. What victims want most is to know that other people will not suffer at the hands of the same criminal.”