In Barnsley, we take our safeguarding duties very seriously.

We work with lots of different groups to make sure children and young people, and adults with care and support needs, are protected from harm or neglect.

Our Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards are in charge of leading safeguarding arrangements in the borough. They oversee and coordinate the effectiveness of the work of their members and partner groups.

You'll find details on this site about the work the Boards do to protect children and adults. It shows the types of abuse they're working to prevent and how you can help keep people safe. Please report suspected abuse so that we can put a stop to it.

Children's social care

Social care assessments, investigations of neglect, and how to contact our social work teams.

Barnsley Virtual Family Hub

Find services in your area, such as health, education, early years, and those for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Adult social care

Read about getting help, support to live at home, finding a personal assistant, care homes and more.

Live Well Barnsley

Search our adult health and care directory for local services and activities for you and your family.

Staying safe in the community

By taking some simple steps, you can help yourself to stay safe, both in your own home, and while you're out and about.

In this section you'll find some useful information and advice on:

  • keeping your home secure
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • anti-social behaviour
  • harassment
  • malicious calls
More about community safety