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Rotherham children’s services rated ‘good’ by Ofsted following first inspection since 2014

An independent inquiry found 1,400 children had been subject to sexual abuse in the town. (Picture: PA)

A council’s children’s services have been assessed as ‘good’ by Ofsted for the first time since it was rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal in 2014.

Rotherham Borough Council was condemned four years ago after an inspection identified ‘widespread and serious failures’ of children in need of help from them.

An independent inquiry found 1,400 children had been subject to sexual abuse in the town.

Two months ago, a re-inspection of the council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children who are being looked after and care leavers was carried out.

Officials at Ofsted said the council’s… Read the full story

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