Leader welcomes promised update on child sexual exploitation investigation at next Council meeting

A report updating Councillors and the public on the progress made by the investigation team into historic allegations of child sexual exploitation in the Borough will be included in the agenda papers for the next full meeting of Oldham Council (4 November 2020).

Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the Opposition, wrote to the Leader of the Council three weeks ago (30 Sept) requesting such a report. He has just received confirmation that this will now happen.

Commenting he said: “I welcome the commitment to bring a report to the next Council meeting. There is a great deal of public and Councillor interest in this investigation and the Council has already committed to implementing its findings in full. It is now almost a year since the investigation into these serious allegations began and I am sure that everyone will now feel it timely to receive a report about the progress made by the investigating officers.”

“I will certainly be very interested to read this interim report. I asked for the report to be tabled as a specific item on the agenda to ensure that there is time given over, within an otherwise packed agenda and busy evening, for Councillors of all parties, and none, to comment upon, and ask questions about, the investigation, if they wish.”

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