A government appointed inspection into the running of Rotherham borough council was launched following Professor Jay’s inquiry into child sexual exploitation. Given the serious failings highlighted by the Jay report, using his powers under the Local Government Act 1999, the Secretary of State Eric Pickles appointed an independent inspection of Rotherham borough council to be headed up by Louise Casey CB.
Secretary of State Eric Pickles has written to Louise Casey CB agreeing that she will report the findings of her inspection to him on or before 16 January 2015.
The Secretary of State recognises the need for the inspection to be carried out as rapidly as possible. “It is equally essential that the victims get the most thorough report possible and that no stone is left unturned.” Hence, the timing the Secretary of State has now agreed, and he is confident that this will result in a robust and thorough report that the victims have the right to expect.