Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility

We want all children and young people to be safe, feel secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential.

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Department for Education’s ‘Together we can tackle child abuse’ campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a 4 month pilot communications campaign to encourage members of the public to report child abuse.

Find out more about “Together we can tackle child abuse” campaign


NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line for professionals

This has been developed to provide support to employees wishing to raise concerns over how child protection issues are being handled in their own or other organisations. The NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line can be reached on 0800 028 0285.

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If you are worried about a child

If the child is in immediate danger contact the police on

999 (in an emergency)

If the child is not in immediate danger then contact Rotherham Children's Social Care Services to report your concerns.

Call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01709 336080

If the child is not in immediate danger but you believe a crime may have been committed then call the Police on


Complete a multi-agency referral form

What to do of you are worried a child is being abused

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