Britain’s South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is facing growing demands to resign following the publication of an independent report showing widespread child abuse in Rotherham. The study, released on Tuesday, found that at least 1,400 children as young as 11 were sexually exploited by criminal gangs in the town in a 16-year period spanning from 1997 and 2013. PCC Shaun Wright was responsible for children’s services at Rotherham Council from 2005 to 2010. Although he has apologized for the authority’s failings during his tenure in the post, his political rivals demand his resignation from his role in the wake of the public release of the findings. This is while Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone quit following the publication of the report, which detailed gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other sexual exploitation on a wide scale in the town of South Yorkshire. However, further demands for other resignations have gathered momentum as the spotlight now turns onto others at the helm of local services during the time of the abuse. It has emerged that no council employees would face disciplinary action, as the authority’s chief executive, Martin Kimber, said there was not enough evidence to prosecute. This is despite the fact that the report’s author, Professor Alexis Jay, concluded there had been “blatant” collective failures by the council’s leadership. Moreover, the UK’s former children’s minister Tim Loughton said in a BBC news show on Tuesday that any social worker involved in the failings in Rotherham “has absolutely no place” in the care of children. The Conservative MP further underlined that it was a “common theme” in sex abuse scandals that “nobody pays the consequences.” Those politically opposed to former Labour Councilor Wright believe his position as the PCC for the South Yorkshire region is now untenable. Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Sheffield City Council Colin Ross said, “Lessons must be learnt and those responsible must be held to account.” “Shaun Wright was the councilor in charge of children’s services at Rotherham Council and also sat on the Authority of South Yorkshire Police when both organizations knew about the level of child sexual exploitation, but chose not do anything about it.”