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.

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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Safeguarding Awareness Week - 9 to 13 July 2018

Planning is already underway for Safeguarding Awareness Week 2018, which will take place from 9 to 13 July 2018. The theme is 'Safeguarding is Everybody's Business.

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Latest News

All Different, All Equal – Anti Bullying Showcase

Please visit the Video Gallery which was showcased during 2018 Safeguarding Awareness Week, co ordinated by Rotherham Safeguarding Boards.

Revised guidance published: Working together to safeguard children 2018

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England

New Website will support Professionals working with offenders’ children

A Barnardo’s online knowledge hub to support professionals working with offenders’ children is launching with a new look and additional helpful information.

NSPCC Safer recruitment training Online and face-to-face training courses

NSPCC provide a range of online e-learning courses and face-to-face classroom-based courses to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers into roles working with children and young people.

Recognising and Responding to Children and Young People Who Display Sexually Concerning or Harmful Behaviour

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm - Wednesday 6th February 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

The multi-agency training prospectus 2018/19 is now available.

The multi-agency training prospectus 2018/19 is now available.

Free e-learning FGM course

A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM.

Supporting Child Victims of Trafficking Webinars

Free CPD accredited webinar recordings for legal professionals, guardians, advocates and social workers who want to know more about supporting child victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

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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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Contact the board

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