The theft of a laptop containing the names and addresses of Rotherham child abuse victims was kept secret from those affected by council and police bosses, The Star can reveal.
Twenty-one laptops were stolen from Rotherham Council’s Norfolk House offices on the night of October 26, 2011 – with no signs of a break-in.
Emails reveal how Rotherham Council bosses ‘covered up’ laptop theft details
Rotherham Council bosses decided to keep secret details of laptop thefts from their offices – despite being aware that ‘significant amounts of confidential information’ relating to a child abuse investigation and young people in care had been lost.
New information has now been made public about the theft of 21 laptops taken from the council’s Norfolk House offices on the night of October 26, 2011, by someone with apparent access to the building.
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Jahangir Akhtar chaired the meeting that decided not to report the loss to the Information Commissioner. Akhtar was appointed as Deputy Leader of RMBC until forced to resign. There are people who are still Labour councillors who knew what was happening but turned a blind eye and are still in denial. Labour councillors who preferred to protect Rotherham’s ‘Diversity’ instead of protecting vulnerable young children. But it’s all made worse because it now seems that for over ten years those charged with protecting children and young people failed. In fact worst of all, they decided to look the other way. They made a choice; protect children in the face of overwhelming evidence of sexual abuse and cruelty or worry more about a misconceived notion of “cultural sensitivities”, as if there is any culture where rape is acceptable. They chose the latter.