Local Safeguarding Children Boards publish Operation Brooke Serious Case Review

Date: 24 Mar 2016

Category: Statements

A report from an independent review of Operation Brooke, a major criminal investigation in to Child Sexual Exploitation in the Bristol region, has been published today (24 March 2016) by the Boards responsible for overseeing child safeguarding.

Operation Brooke resulted in the convictions of 13 men for 42 child sexual exploitation offences, with combined prison sentences totalling 116 years.

Now an independent Serious Case Review (SCR) has looked at how agencies worked together before, during and after the investigation, establishing strengths and gaps in the multi agency responses to child sexual exploitation in order to learn and improve. It was commissioned by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board. The review has produced the report that is published today.

The full report and responses from agencies involved, including the NHS in Bristol, can be found here on the Bristol City Council website.

Bristol City Council