Data on reports commissioned is not collected centrally. However, the Home Office has published a number of potentially relevant research reports in the period in question which contain references to issues such as rape, young people and prostitution, child abuse victims and child sex offenders.
A full list of Home Office Research reports are published in various series and are available either on the Gov.uk website at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/research or on the National Archives website at:
Conclusions and recommendations from research and other reports are routinely used by the Department to inform evidence based policy making.
In addition, work is underway in the Home Office to establish what information was received in respect of Rotherham, and when that work has been completed, Richard Whittam and Peter Wanless will be looking at that process to make sure that it has been conducted absolutely properly.