The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a partner agency in the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Rotherham Adults Strategy. As such we have 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.
Our website includes relevant policies and links to RMBC Safeguarding Children Unit including South Yorkshire Procedures.
Joint Safeguarding Adults and Childrens Annual Report - 2015/16
Joint Safeguarding Adults and Childrens Annual Report - 2014/15
Joint Safeguarding Adults and Childrens Annual Report - 2013/14
Rotherham safeguarding adults strategy
www.rotherham.gov.uk/safeguarding - Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board's website
www.nspcc.org.uk/inform - free online safeguarding resources
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 children.
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 levels.
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. Child Protection 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 who 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. All staff are compliant with safeguarding training at Level one or if new to the organisation receives on induction. Training arrangements have been reviewed within the last 12 months taking account of emerging safeguarding messages. The training programme is reviewed and updated at least on an annual basis.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
JDL - February 2016.