NHS Rotherham CCG to become part of NHS South Yorkshire ICB
As part of the Health and Care Act 2022, which received Royal Accent in April 2022, NHS Rotherham CCG will be abolished and replaced by NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) on Friday 1st July 2022.
The ICB will be the statutory NHS organisation responsible for developing a plan in collaboration with NHS trusts/foundation trusts and other system partners for meeting the health needs of the population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in South Yorkshire.
During July 2022, we will be archiving this CCG website through the British Library. This means that we will no longer be updating any part of website after Thursday 30th June. We will provide a link to the archived site on this page as soon as it is available.
Thank you for all the support we have received from our partners, local people, and communities during our time as a Clinical Commissioning Group. We look forward to continuing the journey of improvement and ensuring Rotherham people get access to safe, high quality and effective services in years to come. From information about NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, please visit www.southyorkshire.icb.nhs.uk from Friday 1st July 2022.
Safeguarding Children is a statutory duty under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and in accordance with government guidance in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. In this guidance children are defined as those under the age of 18 years.
What do I need to know to help?
Children from any background can be victims of abuse. This can include being harmed through neglect, physical injury, emotional or sexual abuse. Children can be abused in more than one of these ways. Bullying, racism and other types of discrimination are forms of child abuse. Sometimes families need support to help them in the job of being a parent. Children may be ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority and have additional plans to support them.
All agencies, which include Social Care, Police, Housing, Probation and many others all work together to support families and safeguard children. Rotherham has a Local Safeguarding Children Board which comprises of representatives from each of these Agencies.
Why is it my responsibility?
Legislation and guidance states that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility, not just those working directly with children. Child Protection is about stopping abuse and neglect. Everyone can help to protect children in this way. It involves working together and sharing information about a child or family so that services can be put in place to protect the child from harm. It is only when knowledge about a child or family is gathered together that the situation becomes clear.
By being willing to act if you have concerns about a child’s welfare you are helping to safeguard children.