RMBC’s Legal Services and Monitoring Officer-Jacqui Collins-was appointed in 2012. It is inconceivable that nothing in the form of any minutes,agendas or reports crossed her desk between 2012-2014 concerning the CSE scandal in Rotherham (Which has seen the local Labour party go into meltdown) Ms.Collins has so far refused to comment or confirm what she knew about CSE or whether she had any discussions about CSE in Rotherham with former Council Leader Roger Stone, Council CEO Martin Kimber, ex PCC Shaun Wright and disgraced ex Childrens Officer Joyce Thacker. Who is she protecting?
It is worth pointing out that if Ms.Collins had said she supported the Tories or UKIP when she was considered for the post she would not have been appointed. Ms.Collins is a qualified Solicit0r and the Solicitors Code of Conduct says-(in part), You must:
- act with integrity; not allow your independence to be compromised; behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in you and in the provision of legal services;
- Is Jacqui Collins a fit and proper person to head RMBC’s Legal Services?