Ofsted chief warns of 'serious weakness' in child protection by police forces



Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw said that there are "serious weaknesses" in how a string of forces deal with the issue in a damning letter to police watchdog chief Sir Tom Winsor.
He wrote: "My worry is that if chief constables fail to give this issue sufficient priority, we may see a repeat of the sort of catastrophic failings we saw a few years ago in places like Rotherham, Oxford and elsewhere."
A report found that in Rotherham 1,400 children were systematically sexually abused between 1997 and 2013; while in Oxford more than 300 were violently abused and tortured... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 28
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