Operation Linden

Operation Linden is a wide-ranging and detailed series of investigations into how South Yorkshire Police responded to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. It is the second largest operation - after Hillsborough - we, or our predecessor, the IPCC, has ever carried out.

Throughout the investigations, our priority has always been the welfare of the survivors, who have shown incredible bravery in coming forward and throughout the whole process.

On this page you will find more information about Operation Linden, including links to the report, executive summary and our learning recommendations.

No matter what bad experience I was going through, there was never any concern for me as a child. I don't recall a single time when the police treated me like I was a vulnerable child. Survivor, Operation Linden