A whistleblower who repeatedly tried to expose the full extent of child sex abuse in Rotherham has told Sky News that a manager actively encouraged her to release underage girls into the hands of abusers.
In an exclusive interview, the former residential care worker said that when she alerted senior staff about men frequently waiting outside children’s homes to take the girls away she was told: “Let them go!”
The former employee says she even confronted some of the abusers herself in an attempt to prevent them taking the children away and now fears reprisals.
Helen – not her real name – said: “I even went down the path and told [the men] ‘Look! They are children. You are not having them!’
“One of the girls said to me: ‘Don’t let me go!’ They said: ‘The longer you f*****g well delay this the more we’ll take it out on her