Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Wrongdoing in Rotherham

The kind of wrongdoing alleged to have taken place in Rotherham now seems to be not just a matter of human error.

If the report in the Guardian is correct, and a researcher was put in fear of her life by threats of collusion between police officers and criminals, then that would be a serious matter for the criminal courts.

There is a world of difference between failing to see child abuse happening – which can occur all-too-easily to well meaning people of integrity – and deliberately trying to cover it up, which is a grave criminal act meriting serious punishment.