but her only aim was to find the whistle-blower
The Director in charge of Children’s Services for Rotherham Joyce Thacker (left) called in South Yorkshire police nearly three months ago on the issue of child protection failures in the region. But her sole purpose in doing so was to find out who had leaked a confidential report about dangerous incompetence to the Times newspaper.
The report showed that paedophile ring crimes had been widespread for years, and hundreds of children had been at risk. Pakistani taxi firms in the area were also profoundly implicated in the horror. But the Council chose instead “for reasons of social and cultural diversity” to sit on the findings. Once again, political fancy had triumphed over criminal fact.
Today, the MSM as a whole are obssessing about UKip membership and the ‘ordeal’ of the foster parents. As usual, nobody seems that interested in getting to grips with a massive problem of sexual abuse in Rotherham.
When detected cases of abuse rose by 16% during 2011, Ms Thacker told the media that the rise was “down to an improved public awareness of the problem”. She said the authority had “really stepped up its commitment” to tackling the problem and it was a “huge priority”: more “preventative work” was being done including work with local mosques and education in schools. In turn, South Yorkshire Police said it was working with partners to make “continued improvements to how we recognise and deal with child sexual exploitation in all its forms”.
In August 2012, South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton was roasted by the Home Affairs Select Committee, following The Times report which warned about thousands of such crimes being committed in the county each year right under Plod’s nose…..while Joyce Thacker’s stormtroops were worried about the political beliefs of professional carers being off message.
But fear not, for South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has visited Rotherham to meet local police and the public. Commissioner Wright said: “I’m very much up for the challenge and looking forward to the role. It’s important to hit the ground running and I look forward to continuing to speak to local people about what they want from their police force. I’m pleased to work alongside the Chief Constable and develop the relationship further with him.”
The mind boggles at what that might produce. One more politician in bed with one more politicised Plod while politically correct Council Kommissars check the innocent for signs of revisionist deviance. The person in charge’s main priority is to cover her backside while paedophile rings hide behind cultural protection. And the Coalition’s solution is….yet another layer of politicians.