Rotherham child sexual abuse investigation (Operation Stovewood)

Operation Stovewood is the National Crime Agency investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.

It is the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement, with more than 1,400 potential victims and 1,200 suspects. The complexity of the investigation is unparalleled.

Victims and survivors have been exploited or abused by many individuals, in locations across the UK over a number of years. The majority of suspects have offended against more than one victim and many have been involved in organised trafficking.

Paul Williamson, senior investigating officer, said: “Our number one priority is to focus on the victims and survivors, and that will never change.

“The challenges are huge, and this is why we need more people to join us so we can do more and do it more quickly.”

Join the team

We’re growing our team to ensure that we continue to focus on the needs of victims and survivors and drive forward our enquiries as quickly as we can.

This investigation provides a unique opportunity for you to bring your skills and experience in support of such a high profile, serious and complex investigation.

Specific vacancies we’re recruiting for are:

Secondment Opportunities, Operation Stovewood
1 June 2017 - 12 noon


We're also interested in hearing from:

  • HOLMES indexers (G5 / DC grade)
  • Experienced investigators (G5 / DC grade)

Further information

For further information about these roles or other opportunities with Operation Stovewood please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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