Safeguarding adults in Barnsley

This area of the site is for professionals and volunteers who work with the adults in Barnsley who need additional support.

It gives you easy access to important safeguarding guidance, information on forums, training and lead contacts, and a link to other safeguarding resources.


Training competencies

Bournemouth University has produced a competency framework to help safeguarding boards to develop education and training to  meet the needs of workers. There is also a competency framework for employers and staff.  


Local contacts

Organisation Named contact Contact details
Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group Sarah MacGillivray
Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Patient Experience
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, Putting Barnsley People First 
Call: 01226 433747 | 
Write: Hillder House, 49–51 Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2PY
  Lee Oughton 
Named GP Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients
(one day per week)
Call: 01226 433772
Write: Hillder House, 49–51 Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2PY
Barnsley Hospital Deborah Longmore
Safeguarding Adults Named Nurse
Call :01226 431249 (direct) 
Ext: 1249
Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board Manager Cath Erine Call:   01226 775812 (direct) 
Ext 5812
Write: BMBC,PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG


Operational guidance

This is a suite of guidance to help you understand your roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding journey.


The NICE guidance has just been published and this is an essential ready for all practitioners.  

It covers the decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help all practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so and keep them at the centre of the decision-making process. Nageena Khalique QC, barrister and chair of the committee for the NICE guideline on Decision making and mental capacity, has written a very useful blog outlining how the new guideline applies to a range of situations.

This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It is not a substitute for the law or relevant Codes of Practice.  It does not cover Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards processes.


Risk assessments

Safeguarding forums

Many of the organisations that sit on the Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board have safeguarding forums to share information and best practice.

To find out if your organisation runs a forum, contact one of the following Board leads.

Training events/courses

Most of the organisations that make up the Safeguarding Adults Board offer in-house training.

Barnsley Council's workforce development team also provides training to the independent and voluntary sectors.

For details please email

Other courses

  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Moving and Handling

For details, call 01226 772379/772380 or email

We'll be posting specialist multi-agency events run by the Board here, so keep coming back to check for details.

Other resources

Safeguarding adults in Barnsley poster
Contacting adult safeguarding for deaf and hard of hearing people - A4 poster
Think Local Act Personal - advice and support for professionals around community-based support

Making a complaint

The Local Government Ombudsman has agreed a policy with the Directors of Adult Social Care detailing how to make a complaint about Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Our Customer Feedback and Improvement Team are responsible for the management of customer complaints, compliments and comments for all of our council services (including the Safeguarding Adults Board).

If you'd like to make a complaint about the Safeguarding Adults Board, or about any other council service, find out how to do this here.