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 to 8 July – 12 July 2019

Planning is already underway for Safeguarding Awareness week 2019 which will take place from 8-12 July 2019.

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Latest News

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.

RLSCB Training Oct-Dec 2018

New dates for training sessions in October.

Free E-Learning Courses

The RLSCB provide a range of introductory e-learning packages, which are suitable for anyone who needs to understand about safeguarding.

Safeguarding Self-Assessment – Community and Voluntary Sector (VCS)

The Safeguarding self-assessment represents a standard of good practice and will help VCS organisations improve their arrangements in keeping children and young people safe.

Trespassing on the railway network

The rail industry and the British transport police have launched a new campaign called 'You vs Train'.


The Home Office’s #Knifefree campaign seeks to steer people away from knife crime by making them aware of the risks and highlighting positive alternatives to carrying a knife.

Information Sharing for Professionals

Information Sharing is a highly important element of work for all professionals working to safeguarding children and young people.

The Safe Car Wash App

Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets.

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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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Working Together 2018

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