Girls in Rotherham 'escaped' from care homes to meet abusers
29 August 2014 Last updated at 06:39 BST
A former employee of Rotherham Borough Council has spoken to the BBC about how girls as young as 11 living in care homes were groomed and sexually abused.
The anonymous former care worker said girls would tie bed sheets together to escape the homes and go off in taxis that were often on the council's account.
Michael Buchanan reports.