The report and media coverage on Rotherham and child and youngsters welfare already has a flood of attention. But this is not the first time.
Around forty years ago and more there was another report about matters in an area close by in what became South Yorkshire, but then within the West Riding County Council and local district council's authority.
It was called the Auckland Report, after the peer who conducted the inquiry, which was both damning and alarming at the time. Unluckily, the information has not been found on the web, so exactly where, what and when is not known.
There is the larger question, however, of how many forms of crime are now no longer policed beyond giving out crime numbers for insurance purposes.