Rochdale Abuse Review Reveals Missed Opportunities New Report Reveals Concerns Over Handling Of Child Exploitation Case 27.09.2012 Lessons must be learned from a new report which has revealed that social services and the police missed opportunities to tackle the abuse of children in Rochdale, according to a legal expert at Irwin Mitchell. The Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board has published a review in child exploitation after it was ordered following the prosecution of nine Asian men in relation to the grooming of young girls in the town. Among the findings are claims there were deficiencies in how social care services responded to victims, with the problems being linked to ‘patchy’ training of frontline staff. It also concluded that ‘opportunities to provide a comprehensive, co-ordinated and timely response’ were missed. Louise Jenkins, a legal expert at Irwin Mitchell who represents people who have suffered physically and psychologically as a result of child abuse, said it was clear that action must be taken to address these very serious breaches. She explained: “This review clearly highlights some shocking failings in relation to how this issue in Rochdale was handled and it is welcome that the local authority has confirmed that changes have been made in order to improve co-ordination between the different agencies involved. “Abuse of this kind has a huge impact on victims and we have seen first-hand how abuse can go on to affect people for the rest of their lives. It is hugely worrying that the conclusion of this review was that more could have been done to help the victims and it is now vital that the focus is on ensuring lessons are learned and that vulnerable children are not exploited in this way again.”Don't suffer in silence. Our specialist team of solicitors have years of experience in helping people claim compensation and get justice after child abuse. See our Child Abuse Claims page for more information or call 0370 1500 100 to talk confidentially to someone about making a claim. Tags Personal Injury Child Abuse Louise Jenkins Sheffield Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'