Greater than 80,000 individuals have signed a petition demanding a sexual well being employee who uncovered a toddler grooming ring is recognised for her actions.
Sara Rowbotham, who was performed by Maxine Peak within the BBC drama Three Ladies, collected proof that helped convict 9 abusers in Rochdale.
She was made redundant in 2014, two years after the lads had been jailed.
The web petition says Ms Rowbotham and her workforce needs to be “applauded” for his or her companies to the city.
Three Ladies tells to story of how women as younger as 13 had been being abused by a bunch of Asian males, however police initially did not pursue prosecutions.
Better Manchester Police later apologised and admitted there had been a “full lack of awareness” of kid exploitation in Rochdale and a failure to recognise the “scale of abuse”.
Ms Rowbotham, who now works as a councillor on Rochdale Borough Council, stated it had been a “irritating” and “extremely troublesome” time.
“I spent quite a lot of time pondering it did not actually make very a lot sense,” she stated.
A press release on the petition stated: “Sara and her workforce needs to be applauded by not solely Better Manchester Police and the Crown Prosecution Service, however the authorities and Crown for her companies for younger individuals.
“Sara and her workforce needs to be the best advocates for future nationwide steerage surrounding the grooming of kids.”