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Rotherham Council break the silence on suicide

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council have launched a campaign to ‘break the silence’ on suicide. The campaign, which has been supported by South Yorkshire Police and the NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group aims to support middle aged men, and encourage them to talk about their concerns. This comes after suicide figures increased to just above average in the town, and national figures highlighted that men aged 45 to 59 had the highest suicide rate from 2014 to 2015, for the second year in a row.

Independent Review launched into South Yorkshire Police’s handling of CSE

An Independent Review looking into the handling of child sexual exploitation by South Yorkshire Police has been launched by Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings. It was announced back in March, following the Alexis Jay and the Louise Casey reports into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. Professor John Drew will be leading the review, which is expected to establish whether South Yorkshire Police have acted upon recent findings and inspections.