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.
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.