Govt Pulls Funding for Victims of Rotherham Grooming Gangs
The government has made the outrageous decision to end a £500,000 grant intended to support victims of child sexual exploitation at the hands of Muslim grooming gangs in Rotherham.
In a letter, (to Labour MP Sarah Champion) the government’s parliamentary under-secretary of state for children and families, Will Quince MP said that the grant — which was meant to cover additional costs for social care for victims in the Operation Stovewood investigation — will end.
The MP said that it is expected that Operation Stovewood is expected to last for at least another seven years.
The investigation is currently examining child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
While the government has cut funding for victims, two of the country’s most infamous grooming gang child rapists have reportedly received over £2 million in taxpayer-funded legal aid to challenge their deportation to Pakistan — years after they were set to be removed from the UK.