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Rotherham director of children's services quits in wake of abuse scandal
Joyce Thacker, who has been the subject of criticism following the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal, is to leave her job as Rotherham council's director of children's services "by mutual agreement, with immediate effect", the authority said on Friday.
Thacker, who was the deputy director of children's services before she headed the department from 2008, has been at the centre of the controversy sparked by the Jay report, which highlighted the widespread exploitation of children in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
Earlier this month she was grilled by MPs on the Commons home affairs committee who called for her to step down from her post.
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