Welcome to the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board

We're a statutory body, established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance 2015.

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


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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Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Every safeguarding board must have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to investigate any allegations against people working with children and young people. You can find out more about the LADO and contact them directly here.

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Latest News

Ofsted - a great outcome - Rotherham children and families services

Ofsted has officially announced the outcome of its recent inspection at Rotherham Council.

Multi-Agency Practice Review Sept 2017

Multi-Agency Practitioners’ Review of case for 'Child O' published.

RLSCB Training Workshops 1 Jan - 31 Mar 2018

New training workshops are now available.

Briefing Session - Signs of safety 1st March 2018

Signs of safety is one of the main methodologies Rotherham Children's Social Care is introducing as part of its continuing improvement in safeguarding children.

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About the board

The Rotherham Local Children's Safeguarding Children Board (RLSCB) has a key role to play in ensuring that Children and Young People in Rotherham are kept safe and that all agencies do what they can to promote their welfare.

Rotherham Local Children's Safeguarding Children Board brings together a number of agencies across the borough to ensure that there is a joined up approach to safeguarding.

Safeguarding means protecting a child's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about working together to support children and young people to make decisions about the risks they face in their own lives, and protecting those who lack the capacity to make these decisions.

We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent or family member; a friend or neighbour; a teacher or carer; or as a paid or volunteer worker.

This website is for children and young people, their families and carers and the practitioners and volunteers who work with them.

'safeguarding is everyone’s business'

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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