‘Rotherham child sex scandal could not happen in Herts’

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A child sexual exploitation scandal the likes of which were uncovered in Rotherham could not be repeated in Hertfordshire, county council and police experts have said.

Herts County Council’s opposition spokesman for children’s services Mark Watkin met with the authority’s director of children’s services and operations director of safeguarding, Jenny Coles and Sue Williams, to establish whether a similar programme of widespread child sexual abuse could be happening in the county.

They, along with investigators from the county police force, confirmed this could not be the case.

 

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