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 2019

The annual safeguarding awareness week in 2019 will take place from 8th to 12th July and will have a regional scope.

You can take a look at this year’s events and access resources.

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Latest News

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)

As awareness grows about the nature of child exploitation it is important professionals across the Rotherham partnerships are aware of the many forms it can take.

Contextual Safeguarding

Contextual Safeguarding

Training the Trainer

Delivering your own safeguarding training in education and early years settings

Safeguarding Awareness Week 2019

Safeguarding Week 2019 will be taking place between 8 and 12 July 2019. There will be a number of local events taking place along with a joint South Yorkshire events.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Grant

This grant programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. It provides grant items that meet children’s basic needs.

Online Safety

Online Safety Update


Online Teaching Resources from the NSPCC ‘It's Not OK’ campaign which raise awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

How well did we do? - Safeguarding awareness week 2018 #SAW18

During Safeguarding awareness week 2018 there were 60 safeguarding awareness events delivered throughout the week, including 39 community events.

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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'

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