Thursday, 5 February 2015

Rotherham councillors stand down

Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council Martin Kimber, who joined the authority in 2009,  agreed with the Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Lakin, that he would leave at the end of December.

Now Paul Lakin, along with his entire cabinet, has stood down from their roles yesterday after a new report commissioned in light of the child sexual exploitation scandal concluded that the authority was not fit for purpose. 

"Louise Casey's report found that 21 laptops were stolen from the council's Norfolk House building in October 2011."

"Today's report said the inspectors had been contacted by a whistle-blower - a former IT employee - who claimed "50% of children's data held by the council at the time" was lost in the theft but the information commissioner was not informed.  Ms Casey said: "The council admitted that some sensitive data was lost, including that relating to victims of CSE.."

"The council said they'll cooperate fully with any investigation."

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