A Birmingham City Council committee inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the city has been shortlisted for two national awards - in the week the chairman of the committee was dumped by colleagues.
Coun Anita Ward was dropped as chairman of the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committee in a secret ballot by Labour councillors on Saturday.
She had run the committee for three years and led the inquiry which revealed there were 83 known victims of sexual abuse and exploitation in Birmingham.
It made a series of recommendations for social services, police and health services to deal with the issue.
The report also set out licensing policies to close down hotels and revoke taxi cab licenses of those involved in grooming and child abuse.
But Coun Ward (Lab Hodge Hill) missed out on a chairman's role when the number of council scrutiny committees was cut from eight to five.
She said she was "chuffed" the report, titled 'We Need To Get It Right', was up for two Centre for Public Scrutiny Awards, being recognised in one category for its working with organisations like Barnardos, the Children's Society and police on the report and for raising the profile of the issue.
Coun Ward said: "This is something I am passionate about and pushed for this inquiry to go through. I am sure the new committee will hold people to account and ensure all the recommendations are followed through."
She added it was not unexpected for her to lose the chairmanship as the number of committees had been cut.
Opposition Conservative children's services spokesman Coun Matt Bennett said: "It's good to see this recognition for a report which was well regarded and well received.
"It is a tribute to the way Anita has chaired the committee, she was very effective and it's a shame she was not reappointed."
He added that the report must make a difference if it was to be judged a success and the committee would be working this year to ensure that happened.
The report set out the council's stall to tackle child sexual exploitation in response to fears that, as in Rotherham, the issue had been swept under the carpet.
The report also warned that, while there was a high proportion of Asian Pakistani men involved in street grooming, across all forms of abuse including online and institutional, victims and perpetrators came from all backgrounds.
Also shortlisted for an award was Birmingham's health scrutiny committee report 'Living Life to the Full with Dementia'.
Coun Susan Barnett, who chaired that committee, has replaced Coun Ward on the education and vulnerable children committee.