Education Sec – girls ‘failed’ by authority
THE sexual exploitation of hundreds of girls in Oxfordshire should never have happened, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said as she criticised police and social workers for failing to protect them.
She described a highly critical serious case review which details a catalogue of errors by the authorities as an indictment of the failure of frontline workers to protect vulnerable young people over a number of years.
She also outlined plans to create a £7m fund to support the hundreds of potential victims identified in the county over 16 years.
Responding to the review, which identified 373 potential victims of abuse, Ms Morgan ( said it was clear that numerous opportunities to intervene and protect the girls were missed.
She told the Commons yesterday: “Reading the details of what happened to them has been truly sickening.”