Safeguarding families in Barnsley

In Barnsley, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.

We work alongside lots of different organisations 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 responsible for leading safeguarding arrangements in the borough and for overseeing and coordinating the effectiveness of the work of their members and partner organisations.

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

Safeguarding Children Board

The statutory body responsible for agreeing how services and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the borough.

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Safeguarding children policies

Access to current safeguarding children policies, procedures, legislation.

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Safeguarding Adults Board

The statutory body that brings together organisations like health, GPS, housing, social care, police and fire service to promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of harm for people with care and support needs.

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Safeguarding adults policies

Access to current safeguarding adults policies, procedures, legislation.

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Children's social care

Information about social care assessments, investigations of neglect, and contact details for our social work teams.

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Family services directory

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

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Adult social care

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

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Adult health and care directory

Search for local services and activities for you and your family.

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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