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Child Sexual Exploitation Written Answer, 30/10/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to John Wilson's (Ind) question asking the Scottish Government what conclusions Scotland's enforcement and social service agencies can draw from the findings of the report, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotheram (1997 - 2013).

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell, replied that clearly all of us working to keep children safe in Scotland are considering what lessons are to be learned from Professor Jay’s report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, to ensure child protection measures are as robust and responsive as they can be. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and I held a round table discussion with Professor Alexis Jay, the author of the Rotherham report, to consider its findings on 2 October 2014. This discussion included Jackie Brock, DCC Iain Livingstone, ACC Malcolm Graham and Sarah Blackmore of the Care Inspectorate, as well as Crown Office and Scottish Government officials.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 30 October 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 30 October 2014