Safeguarding

Every child, young person or vulnerable adult who participates in community activity should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment, and be protected from poor practice and abuse.

At Rotherham United Community Trust we have a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our care by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. This responsibility is shared by every adult at the Trust. It is noted and accepted that our Safeguarding Policy and related regulations are up-to-date and relevant, and apply to everybody in community activity whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 involved in any club or community activity. A vulnerable adult is anyone who may be unable to take care of himself or herself or be unable to protect himself or herself against significant harm or exploitation. Participants with additional needs and/or disabilities can face further safeguarding challenges.

What we do

The Trust will do everything that can be reasonably expected to help safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Staff will act when it is suspected that a child or vulnerable adult is being harmed or is at risk of harm.

If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult at Rotherham United Community Trust, you can contact us via telephone or email. A member of our Safeguarding Team will review the information you have provided within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken.

We have a duty to share information that you give us with other agencies if we think that a child or vulnerable adult could be at risk of harm.

What we need from you

Please share as much as you can about the situation; it will help us take the right action. Tell us the facts you know, as well as any concerns you have about the individual.

Can I remain anonymous? You can contact us anonymously if you do not want to tell us who you are. However, it's helpful to have your name and contact details, as we may need to contact you for more information to protect the child or vulnerable adult that you are concerned about.

Safeguarding Contacts

Jamie Noble - Designated Safeguarding Lead
jnoble@rotherhamunited.net
01709 827767

Carol Foster - Trustee with Safeguarding Responsibilities
community@rotherhamunited.net

Jill Kay - Human Resources Officer
jkay@rotherhamunited.net 
01709 843396

IF A CHILD OR VULNERABLE ADULT IS AT IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM PLEASE CALL 999

If you would like to find out more information or would like to talk to a member of the safeguarding team, please contact us below.

01709 827767

community@ruct.co.uk