Keeping Rotherham Safe

Let's make Rotherham a safer place to live, work and play.

Find out what we’re doing to keep Rotherham safe

Here are the key areas we’re working on to make Rotherham safer. We want you to feel safe in your local area and we’re working together on these priorities every day in your community.


Our priorities

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Protecting Vulnerable Children

We're preventing children from becoming victims of crime, sexual offences and exploitation. We're helping children with mental health issues, searching for children who are missing from home and reducing child crime.

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Protecting Vulnerable Adults

We're protecting vulnerable adults by working in partnership to prevent them becoming victims of crime, reducing offending and the occasions individuals are reported as missing from home. We will also contribute towards preventing and helping adults who are vulnerable due to mental health and substance abuse.

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Building Confident and Cohesive Communities

We're working to build a community that feels safe, living and working together, tackling anti-social behaviour, supporting people to report hate crime, taking a stance against hate and preventing extremism and terrorism.

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Reducing domestic abuse

We're preventing domestic violence and abuse, stalking and harassment, forced marriage, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation. We're supporting victims to get help and rebuild their lives.

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Tackling serious and organised crime

We will tackle serious and organised crime and make Rotherham safer by targeting criminals exploiting vulnerable people, including the most determined and prolific child sex offenders and we will proactively target, pursue and dismantle the highest harm criminal networks.

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What is the Rotherham community safety partnership?

We’re a community safety partnership with statutory responsibilities, established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to “make Rotherham safe, keep Rotherham safe and to ensure communities of Rotherham feel safe.”

What this means is that the Safer Rotherham partnership is not an independent body; we operate under the law that’s already been established, working with government and agencies to make Rotherham a safer place to live, work and play.

We’re required by law to develop and implement a partnership plan to explain how authorities will work together to tackle issues that make people in our community feel unsafe.

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We don’t have the same powers as the Police, so we don’t arrest people and we don’t take anyone to court. Instead, we team up with the Police and other partners to create strong strategic action plans for leadership, planning, performance management and problem solving to deliver positive, long term solutions for the people of Rotherham.