A LAWYER representing victims of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal has welcomed compensation payments being paid by council bosses and police in six cases — with a further 75 claims still to be settled.
Child abuse expert David Greenwood, of Switalskis Solicitors, said: “These settlements are good acknowledgement that the scandal affected lives and it’s good that this is happening.
“The aim is definitely to get them settled out of court. It will be much preferable to have it done without the stress of court.”
The settlements — understood to be five and six-figure sums — were joint offers from Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police