The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a wider partner agency
in the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Rotherham
Safeguarding Adults Board. As such the Trust has a statutory duty to
share information and work alongside other agencies when they believe a
child/young person may have been harmed or is at risk of harm.
Safeguarding children and adults is a
multi-agency task and involves partnership working with both families and
professionals from an operational level to a strategic level.
Our website includes relevant policies and links to RMBC Safeguarding
Children and Safeguarding Adults services, and includes links to including
South Yorkshire Procedures for safeguarding children and adults.
Safeguarding annual report - 2018-2019
Safeguarding annual report - 2017-2018
Rotherham Safeguarding Adult Web
page - http://www.rsab.org.uk/
Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership website - http://rotherhamscb.proceduresonline.com/index.htm
Free online safeguarding resources - www.nspcc.org.uk/inform
Safeguarding Children – Annual Statement of Compliance
In July 2009 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report on their
review of arrangements in the NHS for safeguarding children. All NHS trusts are
required to publish a statement of assurance that it has the necessary
arrangements in place against five minimum criteria around safeguarding
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has considered its own processes, procedures
and policies with regards to safeguarding children and has worked with its
partners to respond to initiatives and reviews at national, regional and local
In particular, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is assured that:
1. The Trust meets statutory and Trust Policy requirements in relation to
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
2. Safeguarding policies and systems are up to date and robust including a
process for following up children who miss outpatient appointments and a system
for flagging children for whom there area safeguarding concerns.
3. The Named Professionals are clear about their role and have sufficient time
and support to undertake it. The Trust has:
• Named Doctor
• Named Nurse Children Safeguarding Acute
• Named Nurse Children Safeguarding Community
• Named Midwife
4. There is a Board level Executive Director Lead for safeguarding.
• Chief Nurse
5. Staff are compliant with safeguarding training at Level one or if new to the
organisation, receive this on induction. Training arrangements have been
reviewed within the last 12 months to ensure that all training delivered is in
line with the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Young People:
Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff and Adult
Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff
Intercollegiate documents and takes into account any emerging safeguarding messages. The
training programme is reviewed and updated annually.