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Welcome to the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership

We're a statutory body, established in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and Working Together guidance 2018.

This site provides important safeguarding information for the public, children, young people, parents, carers, school staff and other professionals.

Safeguarding Awareness Week 2020 - Goes Virtual

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Safeguarding Awareness Week, 16-20 November 2020, looked very different this year.

Read all about Safeguarding Awareness Week here

To hear what Rotherham partners and Rotherham Youth Cabinet told us at the Official Launch event on 16 November

Watch the SAW launch event on YouTube

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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Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Information and guidance for women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.

See guidance

Babies cry, its normal: you must never shake the baby

ICON public health message is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with crying, including parents and carers and professionals annd volunteers.

ICON advice for parents and carers

ICON advice for professional and volunteers

Safeguarding Children During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is a dedicated page about Coronavirus which hopefully will provide all the information in one access point

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Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

See NHS advice

Principles and Priorities:

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 Partnership are:

Rotherham MBC

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South Yorkshire Police

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South Yorkshire Probation Trust

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National Probation Service

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS England, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

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Rotherham Foundation Health Trust

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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Health Trust

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Children, Young People and Families' Consortium

Rotherham Schools
Rotherham Schools

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