About the Board
What is the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (RLSCB)?
The Children Act 2004 requires Children's Services Authorities to establish Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) involving key local partners.
Which agencies are on the Board and who are their representatives?
The current Board has representatives from:
Independent Chair - Alan Hazell
- Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC)
- South Yorkshire Police (Manager of Public Protection Unit)
- NHS Rotherham
- Rotherham Community Health Services
- Rotherham NHS Hospital Foundation Trust
- Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- South Yorkshire Probation Trust
- Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
- Schools and learning communities
- Youth Offending Team
- Connexions Service (part of RMBC)
- Neighbourhoods and Adult Services
- The Voluntary and Community Sector
- Lay representatives
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Responsibilities and Sub Groups
The RLSCB works through a structure of sub groups that ensure staff in agencies have procedures and good quality training. The board also undertakes serious case reviews where there is a need for professionals to examine situations of abuse or neglect that have resulted in the death or serious to a child or young person. It also ensures that relevant policies and procedures are up-to-date and helps co-ordinate training for staff in different agencies.
The functions, role and responsibilities of the RLSCB are set out in Chapter 3 of 'Working Together to Safeguard Children" originally published in December 2005 by the Government.
Information on Ofsted reports relating to services in Rotherham can be found on the Ofsted website