Welcome to the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership

We're a statutory body, established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and Working Together guidance 2018.

This site provides important safeguarding information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers, school staff and other professionals.


If you are concerned about a child or young person (including yourself).

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Children and young people

Information and advice for children and young people - How you can stay safe.

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Parents and carers

Information and advice for parents and carers - How to spot the signs.

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Professionals and volunteers

Information and advice for professionals and volunteers - What you need to know.

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Training and development

Keep up to date with the latest developments in safeguarding.

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Procedures and policies

Keep up to date with the latest procedures in safeguarding.

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Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Covid-19

Information and guidance for women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.

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Safeguarding Children During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is a dedicated page about Coronavirus which hopefully will provide all the information in one access point

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Safeguarding Awareness Week 2020

The annual safeguarding awareness week planned for Monday 6th July to 11th July has been postponed. We remain committed to holding the week and dates in Autumn are being considered.

You can read about last year’s Safeguarding Awareness Week

See SAW 2019


Latest News

The Children and Young People Service (RMBC) Vacancies

The Children and Young People Service (RMBC) are now starting the recruitment process for

Coronavirus Update

The Partnership will be seeking assurances that agencies are working together effectively to protect frontline services, keep their staff safe and key services running.

Real Safeguarding Stories

For free ‘Real Safeguarding Stories’ useful for training/presentation/community events/conferences.

Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will take place on Tuesday 11th February 2020 with the theme 'Together for a better internet'.

Rotherham Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (DIVERT).

Up and coming training opportunity for professionals to better understand, identify and respond to substance use amongst young people, presented by Rotherham Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (D

New online course to help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation in sport

A new CPD accredited online course, which tells the story of a teenage boy who is groomed by his coach, is being launched this week raise awareness of abuse in grassroots sports.

South Yorkshire Police Alerts

SYP Alerts is a messaging system brought to you by South Yorkshire Police for our communities.

Harmful Gambling Training - How to book a place

Free training sessions have been organised to increase the awareness of harmful gambling and its impact on families and local communities as well as the individuals directly harmed by it

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Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children and Review of Child Deaths

The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership are pleased to publish the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Arrangements for Rotherham; and the Arrangements for Reviewing Child Deaths, in partnership with the other three local authority areas in South Yorkshire.

The multi-agency safeguarding children arrangements, to be implemented from September 2019, will be independently chaired and consists of the three key agencies that collectively hold the statutory responsibilities for safeguarding in Rotherham: NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Police; and also includes all the agencies and organisations in the wider partnership providing services to children and their families in Rotherham.

The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Arrangements and all the partners named within them have a key role to play in ensuring that children in Rotherham are kept safe and that all organisations work together effectively to promote their welfare.

Safeguarding means promoting a child’s welfare and protecting them to live safely within their families and community, free from abuse and neglect.

View the Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children.

View the Arrangements for Reviewing Child Deaths.

'safeguarding is everyone’s business'


The Rotherham Safeguarding Board are:

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Probation Trust

Director of Public Health

National Probation Service

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS England, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Rotherham Foundation Health Trust

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Health Trust

Children, Young People and Families' Consortium

Rotherham schools

Lay members