Safeguarding adults in Barnsley

In addition to the Board, the following sub- groups meet and work on the plan, reporting to the main Board at every meeting.

You can read more about what the different groups do, their membership, and their terms of reference below.

Performance Management and Quality Assurance 

The sub group has its own work plan and reports to the Board regularly. It aims to monitor performance of all Board organisations to provide assurances that we're working together to keep adults safe.

Regular audits are completed to check that learning has been embedded and practice is constantly improving.

You can read more about the group in its terms of reference.

Group members

Role Organisation
Chair​ Service Director, Organisation and Workforce Improvement, 
Barnsley Council
Safeguarding Adults Board Manager Barnsley Council
Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Patient Experience/Pathways and Partnerships Sub Group Chair Clinical Commissioning Group
Safeguarding Adults Named Nurse    Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Manager Healthwatch
Head of Service, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Barnsley Council
Head of Service and Care Management Barnsley Council
Team Manager, Adults Social Care Barnsley Council
Commissioning Manager, Healthier Communities Barnsley Council
Performance Improvement Officer Barnsley Council
Public Protection Unit Manager South Yorkshire Police
Senior Contracts and Compliance Manager Barnsley Council
Specialist Adviser Safeguarding Adults South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Housing Manager Berneslai Homes
Business Unit Manager South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Pathways and Partnerships 

The group has its own work plan and reports to the Board regularly.

It aims to:

  • design and deliver operational guidance and policies
  • produce leaflets and other publicity information
  • examine the learning from safeguarding adults reviews, and develop summaries to assist learning and practice
  • oversee a media strategy for safeguarding adults to keep it in the public eye

You can read more about the group in its terms of reference.

Group members

Role Organisation
Chair​ Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Patient Experience, Clinical Commissiong Group
Safeguarding Adults Board Manager Barnsley Council
Service Director and Performance Management and Quality Assurance Sub Group Chair Barnsley Council
Head of Service, Adult Disabilities and Mental Health, Barnsley Council
Performance Improvement Officer   Barnsley Council
Safeguarding Adults Named Nurse Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Adviser Safeguarding Adults South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Team Manager South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company
Housing Manager Berneslai Homes
Barnsley Hub Inspector South Yorkshire Police
Communication and Marketing Business Partner Barnsley Council
Project Manager Barnsley Advocacy Service
Senior Contract and Compliance Manager Barnsley Council
Detective Inspector South Yorkshire Police
Safeguarding Team Leader Barnsley College
Health and Wellbeing Principal Barnsley Council
Healthier Communities Commissioning Manager Barnsley Council
Clinical Lead, Mental Health South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Business Unit Manager South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trus

Domestic Homicide Review/Safeguarding Adult Review Executive Group

In Barnsley, the consideration of whether to undertake a safeguarding adult review is delegated to an Executive Group of the Barnsley Community Safety Partnership/Safeguarding Adult Board.

The aims of the group are:

  • to share historical and current agency information known about the victim/perpetrator/family/household members or known significant others
  • to share information about the events surrounding the death of the victim
  • to identify any parallel review processes which may be planned or underway in relation to the incident, and the implications of these for DHR/SAR arrangements
  • to advise the SAB Chair on whether the statutory criteria for undertaking a SAR have been met and accordingly whether a SAR should be commissioned
  • to identify those best placed to sit on the Safeguarding Adult Review Panel (where applicable) and its terms of reference.

You can read more about this group in the Safeguarding Adult Reviews Protocol.

Core members of the group

  • Barnsley Council services including Adult Services, Safer Communities, Healthier Communities, Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • National Probation Service
  • Barnsley Hospital Trust

Any other local or national agency which had or may have had involvement with the victim, perpetrator or their families and households should also be invited to contribute to and attend the meeting.

Learning and Development

The group has its own work plan and reports to the Board regularly. It aims to help all agencies to deliver high quality learning by quality assuring existing training and resources, and by developing new resources and learning opportunities when required.

It aims to:

  • support the delivery of practice development events
  • quality assure education and training
  • evaluate safeguarding training delivered in Barnsley
  • develop new resources and materials to help all organisations to deliver high quality training
  • create specific learning opportunities to meet the needs of staff and volunteers

You can read more about the group in its terms of reference.

Safeguarding Adults Forum by Experience (SAFE)

Local Barnsley people come to this group as they want to help us keep adults safe. A number of the attendees are involved in other customer groups, or have direct experience of care or supporting adults who received care. The group meets every two months. If you're interested in joining the group please contact Cath Erine, the Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board Manager.

The group has its own work plan and reports to the Board regularly.

It aims to:

  • make sure that all publicity material produced can be understood by the public
  • develop guidance to help adults who 'buy their own care' to do so safely

You can find out more about what the group is doing in the SAFE work plan.