Stand Up For Rotherham
To stand up for Rotherham
Started 3 petitions
Chief Executive write a letter of apology
This petition calls on the Chief Executive of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) to write a letter of apology to every individual who did not have an annual assessment completed, as best practice required, under the Care Act 2014 between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 and to state publicly how many individuals this affects. Background The answer to a question tabled at the Rotherham Council meeting on 25 June 2018 stated: “It is correct that the Care Act  requires the local authority to ensure that the support package an individual receives is adequate and proportional. Best practice requires the local authority to review an individual annually. However, some individuals due to their complex and changing needs may be reviewed several times a year.
David McWilliams tell the truth
This petition calls on the senior Rotherham Council officer: who was fully consulted about Voices of Despair Voices of Hope; who ordered 1500 copies for Rotherham Council on 10 March 2015; who joined the trip with victims, survivors and advocates to the Houses of Parliament and to Downing Street on 25 March 2015; and who then sent a dreadful email on 15 September 2015: to END HIS SILENCE and TELL THE TRUTH to adult survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham about what he knows about why officials at Rotherham Council decided to return 1400 copies of Voices of Despair Voices of Hope (at a cost of £5600 to Rotherham Council). Notes There is information about the trip with victims, survivors and advocates to the Houses of Parliament and to Downing Street on 25 March 2015 here: http://real2.org/voices-of-despair-voices-of-hope-10-downing-street/ A very powerful radio broadcast of the journey on Wednesday 25 March 2015 was put together by Mushtaq Tufail. Mushtaq works for BBC Radio Sheffield and joined us on the journey, recording interviews with a wide range of people on the day – it is still well worth listening to and can be found here: http://www.asianradiolive.com/programme_child_sexual_exploitation.htm Voices of Despair Voices of Hope can be found here: http://real2.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Voices-of-Despair-Voices-of-Hope-28-February-2015.pdf
Malcolm Newsam answering six questions
Victims, survivors, family members and others adversely and directly affected by CSE in Rotherham ask Commissioner Malcolm Newsam to answer these six questions: 1 On what date was the decision to not distribute 1390 of the copies of Voices of Despair Voices of Hope (purchased by Rotherham Council in March 2015) taken? 2 Who made the decision? 3 On what basis was this decision made? 4 How was this decision recorded and communicated to others? 5 Will you give a detailed written response to each of the points raised in the document sent to you (and copied to Commissioner Derek Myers) on 15 December 2015? 6 Are you prepared to name the person who provided the so-called “expert appraisal” (referred to in Ian Thomas’s email on 5 August 2015) and the charity he or she works for?