The South Yorkshire ICB is responsible for the commissioning of healthcare services for the people of South Yorkshire.

We recognise our responsibilities to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and protect people from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

We strongly believe that everyone has a right to live their lives free from violence or abuse. We will ensure that the partners we work, the staff who work for or the services commissioned by the ICB are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities in relation to vulnerable people and that they know how to act upon any concerns they may have for the welfare of a child, young person or an adult at risk of abuse or neglect.

All NHS services and commissioned services have a key role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of unborn babies, children, young people and adults.

Children - There is a statutory duty under Section 11 of the Childrens Act 2004 and in accordance with the Working Together Guidance “Working together to Safeguard Children”  (2018) to safeguard the needs of children under the age of 18 years.

Adults – the Care Act 2014 came into force on the 1st April 2015. The Care Act 2014 sets out the legal framework for how providers should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

The ICB CEO will hold statutory accountability for safeguarding and will be legally responsible for delivering the multiagency working requirements set out in Working Together, including requirements related to delegation.

Statutory accountability for safeguarding is delegated to Cathy Winfield, Executive Chief Nurse ICB who is supported by the Designated Professionals working at PLACE to ensure and promote multiagency partnership working. The organisation will promote a “Think Family” approach to supporting partnership and preventing harm.


Professionals should seek advice from their Named/Designated Safeguarding Lead within their organisation if appropriate.



Safeguarding Adults 

Safeguarding Children 


Call (01226) 773300 to report adult abuse, harm or neglect

Call (01226) 787789 to report urgent concerns outside office hours

Contact us online for advice
(do not use to report a concern)

Worried about a child? (

Children’s Social Care – 01226 772423 (in hours) or

01226 787789 (out of hours).

Safeguarding child enquiry form (non-urgent)


Doncaster safeguarding adults

General information, advice and guidance Safeguarding Adults Hub: 01302 736296 / 01302 737063

Emergency out of hours number: 01302 796000

Send a text message (for people from the deaf community): 0797 903 1116

Report an Adult Safeguarding Concern online referral form

Urgent safeguarding concerns call the Duty team, on 01302 737 777

Report a child safeguarding concern on line (non urgent)


Advice: 01709 822330

Refer: 01709 822330 and/or Complete online form:

Rotherham Safeguarding Adult Referral Form

Advice: 01709 336080

Refer: 01709 336080 and/or complete online form:

Rotherham Safeguarding Children Referral Form 


Advice / Refer - First Contact team:  0114 273 4908, 24 hours, 7 days a week

Professionals can also fill out the Safeguarding adults concern form.

Sheffield Safeguarding Hub: 0114 273 4855 (24 hours)

To refer complete a Multi-Agency Confirmation Form MACF