Early Years Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)


During 2021/22 there were 554 children in care in the borough of Rochdale.

All children deserve to grow up free from harm, in a stable and nurturing environment and with the same opportunities to succeed as every other child.

Our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children need more intensive support to have the same foundation others take for granted. We address the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Rochdale borough and we work with other agencies and partners to provide effective, early help for these children.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is broader than child protection and is about the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. It’s an essential part of children’s health and it’s everyone’s responsibility.

Safeguarding includes:

  • Protecting children from being treated badly
  • Preventing damage to children’s health and development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in safe environments
  • Taking action to enable children to have the best outcomes possible

Statistics on safeguarding

Safeguarding children in the Rochdale borough

  • Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership - the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership coordinates efforts in terms of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the area. Their website contains annual board reports, local and national strategy documents and assessment tools.

Guidance on safeguarding