Victim of abuse in Rochdale
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Rochdale abuse: Social services 'missed opportunities'

Social services and police "missed opportunities" to stop the sexual abuse of young boys and girls in Rochdale, a report into a grooming scandal has revealed.

"Deficiencies" and "patchy" training of front line staff were behind the failings, the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board said in its review of child sexual exploitation.

The review also said that council workers described the girls as making a "lifestyle choice".

It comes after nine men were jailed in May for grooming girls as young as 13.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 27 Sep 2012
  • From the section UK
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