Child Protection Statement


Rotherham Aspire place the safeguarding of children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

Rotherham Aspire recognises it's moral and statutory responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of our young people. We endeavour to provide an environment where everyone feels safe and is respected and valued. We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow procedures rigorously to ensure effective support, protection and justice is offered to our students.'

At Rotherham Aspire we fully embrace the principle that the welfare of the child is paramount and that it is the responsibility of all adults (including other commissioned or contracted staff) to safeguard our young people, ensuring that they receive the right help at the right time.

For this to happen, all of us take our role in identifying concerns early, sharing information and taking prompt, informed action very seriously.

Our school is a place where:

We build positives relationships through endless positive regard, Everyone is values and respected and suitable learning opportunities are created for all. All our students are nurtured and prepared for the future in both the world of work and society.

Everyday is a new day

Types and Signs of Abuse

There are four categories of abuse:

Signs and Indicators:

There are many signs and indicators that a child might be suffering abuse; physical, emotional and behavioural or a combination of all of them.

*Please be aware that there might also be perfectly reasonable and innocent situations that explain away these concerns.

Some signs to look for:

How do we keep students safe?

What to do if you are worried about a child

if you notice anything that concerns you, or a child has disclosed any information that worries you, talk to a member of the


Meet the Safeguarding Team

We all have a statutory duty to “Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children”

To get in touch with the Safeguarding Team about any incident and/or concern please see below

If you have any concerns about the health, safety and wellbeing of a child at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff as soon as possible. 

Please do not worry that you are reporting small matters: we would rather you tell us things which turn out to be nothing rather than miss a worrying situation. Some issues such as a child’s appearance, hygiene and general behaviour can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in school.?




. Leanne Camaish



Nichola Plant

Designated Safeguarding Lead/Deputy Lead


Mrs Janine Walker

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – Hutton Park


Mrs Kathryn Wilson

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – Swinton and Rawmarsh


Mrs Tracey Hadley

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – Catcliffe & Herringthorpe

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