Rotherham Council - Investigate Jean Imray's Honesty

Rotherham Council - Investigate Jean Imray's Honesty

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This petition calls on Rotherham Council to:

investigate the honesty of the person initially appointed in October 2014 as an “Independent Investigator” to produce a report reviewing Cases A to O in the Jay report (at a declared cost of £45,225) and then appointed with effect from 6 April 2015 as Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS, RMBC (apparently without an interview).

For more information please check out:

https://twitter.com/NewCE2/status/1412667805518999554

and tweets since then.

Notes

Jean Imray was appointed by Rotherham Council (RMBC) by a letter on 23 October 2014 as Independent Investigator to Review Cases A to O. The Council agreed to pay Jean fees of £675 per day inclusive of all expenses.

Before Jean Imray completed her report in May 2015, she was appointed as Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS, RMBC.

Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, has stated that Jean Imray was appointed to the authority on 6 April 2015. Jean Imray was employed by RMBC until 9 June 2016.

The following petition about Jean Imray was created in September 2017, submitted to Rotherham Council (RMBC) in October 2017 and then blocked, apparently by the Sharon Kemp, Chief Executive, until it was heard at a Council meeting on 22 May 2019:

Rotherham Petition – September 2017

We the undersigned call on Sharon Kemp (Chief Executive RMBC) to write a letter to Jean Imray asking her to answer the questions that adult survivors of CSE in Rotherham want answers to, namely:

Q1       Were you part of the DLT (Directorate Leadership Team) when the DLT agreed to seek some independent, expert guidance on the content of Voices of Despair Voices of Hope?

Q2       Who first made you aware of the concerns raised in the Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 16.9.15 and on what date?

Q3       Were you the author of the FOI response dated 7.12.15 and the statement “Two copies of the document were sent with an explanation about why an independent view was being sought”?

Q4       Did you initially provide all of the information that you held including notes and emails when responding to the FOI request dated 16.9.15?

Q5       Did you discuss the document Voices of Despair Voices of Hope and RMBC’s 1500 copies - A Response to FOI Response (7.12.15) - 15.12.15 with Linda Harper, Acting Director of Children’s Services, before Linda met one of the co-authors of Voices of Despair Voices of Hope on 30.12.15?

Q6       What is the name and position of the so-called “independent, expert” you contacted? What date did you first contact this person?

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The following question was submitted for the Council meeting on 30th October 2019:

“How can it be that the petition tabled at the Council meeting on 22.5.19 (a petition from October 2017 blocked apparently by the actions of the Chief Executive for about 18 months) had not received a response by 5.9.19, yet the petition tabled at the Council meeting on 4.9.19 received a response from the Assistant Chief Executive on 5.9.19?”

Chief Executive Sharon Kemp then decided to respond to that petition and declined to write to Jean Imray.

Further Background Notes

1          The minutes of the Council meeting on 22 May 2019 are here (see first paragraph of page 2):

https://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk/documents/g14232/Printed%20minutes%20Wednesday%2022-May-2019%2014.00%20Council%20Meeting.pdf?T=1

2          The minutes of the Council meeting on 30 October 2019 are here (see page 2: PUBLIC QUESTIONS):

https://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk/documents/g14598/Printed%20minutes%20Wednesday%2030-Oct-2019%2014.00%20Council%20Meeting.pdf?T=1

It is well worth reading the minute about Mr Harron’s question and supplementary question

3          The Letter from Sharon Kemp (dated 12.9.19) about the petition about Jean Imray is appalling and will probably be part of the Upper Tribunal “Contempt Of Court” evidence

4          Question to Leader of Council for the Council meeting on 27 June 2018

Given the confusion about my question at the Council meeting on 23 May will the Leader of the Council give his reasons for refusing to ask the Chief Executive for the name and position of the so-called independent expert who allegedly rubbished the publication Voices of Despair Voices of Hope

5          It is well worth looking at the Petitions and Questions in pages 1 to 4 of the minutes of the Council meeting on 27 June 2018:

https://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk/documents/g14224/Printed%20minutes%20Wednesday%2027-Jun-2018%2014.00%20Council%20Meeting.pdf?T=1

 

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