Children's Social Care
Children's Social Care works with parents, carers and young people in partnership to offer advice and support before a situation reaches crisis point.
They work in partnership with, and may refer to, other services and community groups, including education, health, housing, benefits agencies and the police.
By law, Children's Social Care has to give priority of service to children with specific categories of need including:
- those at risk of serious harm and who may need a protection plan
- those who are, or may need to be, looked after by Children's Social Care and are unable to remain living at home
- those in private fostering arrangements
- those aged 16 or over who are leaving the care of Children's Social Care or have previously left care and are eligible for Leaving Care services
- where Children's Social Care involvement is required by the courts
The Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Partnership works to keep children and young people in Rotherham safe from harm. They aim to help all children and young people to be safe, feel secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential.