Making sure that children and young people across Rotherham are safe and well is something which is the responsibility of every single person who lives and works in the Borough.

The Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (RLSCB) is a statutory body which aims to ensure the effectiveness of all work done to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Rotherham. 

All the members of the Board are senior managers in their agencies which include statutory, community, voluntary and faith organisations. You can view a full list of the agencies on the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board.  It has an independent chair, Steve Ashley.

Child sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people across the UK every year.

If you're a young person it can be difficult to spot the warning signs as you believe you're in a positive relationship with someone.

As a parent or carer, you have an important role to play in protecting your children from exploitation.

More information for young people

More information for parents and carers

Help is available

  • If it's an emergency ring 999
  • If you have concerns regarding children in Rotherham 01709 823987
    or Childline on 0800 1111.
  • If you would like to share information which might help protect a child you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously, or the Police on 101.

Latest News

New strategy launched to tackle child sexual exploitation

Work to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham is being boosted through a new commitment from all agencies in the Borough.