A Rotherham child abuse survivor has spoken out about her disappointment over yet more delays to a long awaited report into alleged police misconduct.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is set to publish a report in March after a seven-year investigation into South Yorkshire Police’s conduct throughout the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

Sammy Woodhouse has spoken out about her disappointment after another delay to a long awaited report into the alleged police misconduct during the Rotherham Abuse Scandal.

Two weeks ago, it was reported the findings would be published after a gross misconduct hearing had been completed and South Yorkshire Police said it is due to conclude on March 30 2022.

Now, Sammy Woodhouse, activist and author, told The Rotherham Current: “For us, this hasn’t been going on for seven-years, it’s been going on for me for over 20 years. I am now 36 and this happened to me when I was just 14, so this is something we have been fighting for a very long time.

“We want everything out in the open and we want to draw a line so we can move forward. We know we were failed, and we know that it was by all services. But, what we want is for more people to be held to account and unfortunately that is not happening. So, it’s frustrating and I’m disappointed but I’m not surprised to be honest.”

This news came after the police watchdog conducted 91 separate investigations into South Yorkshire Police’s conduct between 1997 and 2013 as part of Operation Linden.

Launched in 2014, the probe is the second biggest inquiry in the force’s history following the Hillsborough disaster.

Sammy explained: “What we’re going to hear no matter what the findings are, is that lessons have been learnt and that this will never happen again. But it’s complete b****cks, it is going to happen and it’s happening now. 

“There’s still so many services who aren’t getting things right. Rotherham Council aren’t getting things right, South Yorkshire Police still aren’t getting things right and charities still aren’t getting things right. I’m not saying that every professional service is bad because I know it’s not but they’re not learning enough. 

“I always think about everything we’ve done over the last 10 years and they’re still not getting it right.”

The National Crime Agency (NCA) launched Operation Stovewood into child sexual exploitation after an estimated 1, 400 children were sexually abused.

Sammy continued: “I can’t force anyone to do anything about it. I’ve spent everyday for 10 years talking about how I was raped to expose this and bring awareness, in order to correct wrong doing and there’s nothing more I can do now, it’s down to the people.”

The NCA said last year the investigation had a yearly budget of £12m and more than 200 people working on it. They also found 313 alleged victims in the town and identified 190 suspects.