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Chief Executive of RMBC please write a letter to the former Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS

We the undersigned to ask the Chief Executive of RMBC to write a letter to the person appointed as Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS on 6 April 2015 asking her to answer six questions that adult survivors of CSE in Rotherham want answers to

The questions adult survivors of CSE want the Chief Executive to ask the former Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS are:

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 the Acting Director of Children’s Services, before this officer met one of the co-authors of Voices of Despair Voices of Hope on 30.12.15?

Q6 What date did you first contact the so-called “independent, expert”?

Note

The person who became the Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS was appointed by letter on 23 October 2014 as Independent Investigator to Review Cases A to O. The Council agreed to pay fees of £675 per day inclusive of all expenses. Before this officer completed her report in May 2015, she was appointed as Interim Deputy Strategic Director of CYPS, RMBC. The Chief Executive has stated that this officer was appointed to the authority on 6 April 2015. The officer was employed by RMBC until 9 June 2016 and was subsequently paid further by RMBC.

This ePetition runs from 28/02/2019 to 30/06/2020.

3 people have signed this ePetition.