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

Knife Crime and Serious Violence

From Monday 16th September the force is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of police activity aimed at reducing knife crime and the number of families affected by it.

Rotherham Mult-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children

Rotherham Mult-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children

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

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

NSPCC 'IT'S NOT OK' CAMPAIGN

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

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Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children and Review of Child Deaths

The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership are pleased to publish the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children Arrangements for Rotherham; and the Arrangements for Reviewing Child Deaths, in partnership with the other three local authority areas in South Yorkshire.

The multi-agency safeguarding children arrangements, to be implemented from September 2019, will be independently chaired and consists of the three key agencies that collectively hold the statutory responsibilities for safeguarding in Rotherham: NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Police; and also includes all the agencies and organisations in the wider partnership providing services to children and their families in Rotherham.

The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Arrangements and all the partners named within them have a key role to play in ensuring that children in Rotherham are kept safe and that all organisations work together effectively to promote their welfare.

Safeguarding means promoting a child’s welfare and protecting them to live safely within their families and community, free from abuse and neglect.

View the Rotherham Multi-Agency Arrangements for Safeguarding Children.

View the Arrangements for Reviewing Child Deaths.

'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