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Safeguarding

“We will continue to raise safeguarding standards amongst our voluntary sector members and to share our learning to influence the wider sector to keep children and young people safe.”

The safety of children and young people in Rotherham is everyone’s responsibility and remains a key priority for our work. We operate the special voluntary sector interest group of Rotherham’s Local Children Safeguarding Board (RLCSB) called Safe and Well . There we discuss a range of safeguarding and wellbeing issues, as they relate to the voluntary sector and its work with partners. We are also a member of the Rotherham Local Children Safeguarding Board, and its various sub groups. View a case study of the impact of our CSE & Safeguarding Conference.

This page provides links to useful guidance material and contact information. To become a member of Safe and Well, find out how to join the CYP&F Consortium here.

Guidance materials and resources

  •  All our members complete the on-line Section 11 Tool to demonstrate safeguarding standards and inform future developments.
  • Free training opportunities in Rotherham published in the RLCSB safeguarding training prospectus
  • RLCSB policies and procedures to support your work - sign up to receive free updates at http://rotherhamscb.proceduresonline.com
  • The RLSCB website can be used todownload up to date forms, policies, procedures and has information on what to do if you are worried about a child

 Worried about a child?

  •  If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, in an emergency do not delay and ring 999. For non-emergencies call the police on 101 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
  • To refer any child in need, including child protection concerns details of how to refer and who to refer to can be found on RLSCB website
  • The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline is a free 24-hour service that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.
  • Telephone 0808 800 5000 - Email help@nspcc.org.uk or text 88858 or visit the NSPCC website