20 Jun 2022

‘Serious failings’ left children exposed to sex abuse in Oldham, report finds

Vulnerable children in Oldham were left exposed to sexual exploitation – and failed by the very agencies which were meant to protect them, according to a damning report.

An independent inquiry said serious failings by council and police meant there had been multiple missed opportunities to prevent abuse, dating back to 2005.

Victims of grooming gangs have now been given official apologies.

Emily Wither reports.