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About the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board

The objectives, functions and membership of a Local Safequarding Children Board (LSCB) can be found in chapter three of the Working together to safeguard children guidance (2015), which is available on Gov.UK.

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Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) were established by the Children Act 2004, which gives a statutory responsibility to each area to have them in place.

LSCBs are now the key system in every area of the country for organisations to come together to agree on how they will cooperate with one another to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The purpose of this partnership working is to hold each other to account and to ensure that safeguarding children remains high priority across their region.

See the law on LSCBs

Which organisations make up Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

In Rotherham, the LSCB has membership from:

  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council – Children and Young Peoples Services
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council – Neighbourhoods and Adult Services
  • Director of Public Health
  • South Yorkshire Police 
  • South Yorkshire Probation Trust
  • Youth Offending Services
  • 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 and Families Court Advisory and Support Service 
  • Rotherham schools
  • Lay members