Available key contacts
View our large list of contacts who are available to support you:
The Children’s Rights Team can be contacted directly on (01226) 753406.
Barnsley's leadership for children’s services
- Email Jon Banwell Head of Service for Children in Care
- Email Mel John-Ross Executive Director of Children's Services
- Email Debbie Mercer Service Director for Children's Social Care and Safeguarding
- Email Cllr Margaret Bruff Lead Member for Safeguarding and Children’s Services
To contact the Care4Us Council call the Targeted Youth Support Team on (01226) 775270.
Education, employment or training support
The Targeted Information, Advice and Guidance (TIAG) Service are available at Wellington House, Barnsley.
Contact Berneslai Homes on (01226) 775555.
They will be available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.
Your Personal adviser
You can contact your Personal Adviser on (01226) 775550.
Our personal adviser's are based at 18 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HG.
There is a duty worker available on the above number from 8.45am to 5.00 pm if your allocated worker is unavailable.
Out of hours help in an emergency
The emergency duty team (EDT) is contactable on (01226) 787789 for urgent help in a crisis outside of office hours. Your personal adviser will update EDT if there are things which are happening in your life which might need a response out of hours or at weekends.
If you think you are not getting the support you need, please get in touch with your social worker/personal adviser first to let them know what you want so that they can help.
If you are unhappy with responses you can also contact Jayne Shaw on (01226) 775550 who can contact the future directions team manager.