‘Martin Kimber, who joined the authority in 2009, said: “I believe that new leadership will enable the town to recover more quickly from the events of the last two weeks, and strongly signal a new beginning at this critical time in its recovery.”
Professor Alexis Jay’s report outlined how hundreds of children were subjected to trafficking, rape and other sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013.
Their plight had been ignored by range of agencies, including police, councillors and council officials, the report said.
The news came as pressure intensified on South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright – who was responsible for child services in the region for five years – to also step down.’
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