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.

Barnsley safeguarding adults training strategy

The Barnsley safeguarding adults training strategy has been developed to support all agencies involved in keeping adults in Barnsley safe from harm and abuse.

Referral forms

Local contacts

Organisation Named contact Contact details
Barnsley Place Integrated Care Board Safeguarding Team


Angela Fawcett, Head of Safeguarding -

Gill Pepper, Adult Safeguarding Lead Nurse -

Lead GP Lee Oughton
Named GP Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients
(one day per week)
Call: (01226) 433772
Address: Hillder House, 49–51 Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2PY
Barnsley Hospital Dawn Gibbon
Head of Safeguarding
Becky Slaytor
Safeguarding Adults Named Nurse
Call: (01226) 431249 (1249)
Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board Manager Cath Erine
Safeguarding Adults Manager
Call: 07786 525864
Address: BMBC, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Berneslai Homes Tony Griffiths and Leanne Cook
Housing Manager
Call: (01226) 775106 
Email: and

Safeguarding resources

Safeguarding guidance

Safeguarding templates

Useful links and documents

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 Board leads.

Speak up on abuse

As part of Safeguarding Awareness week 2020, the NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) produced the following video about adult abuse. You could be the only one who knows about it, so don't keep your concerns to yourself.

Self neglect and hoarding

Find out more about a multi-agency approach to self neglect in the video below.

*The video has been produced by Barnsley CCG in partnership with Berneslai Homes, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Barnsley Council's adult social care service.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue offer a Home Safety Check to people who are considered to be particularly at risk of fire. During a visit, firefighters or community safety staff will give advice on how to reduce the risk of having a fire, plan a bedtime routine, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if trapped by a fire. They will also fit free smoke alarms if a home is without one and explain how to keep them working.

However for someone who has a hoarding disorder, the main risk is that if a fire does occur, the accumulation of their possessions may block their escape routes and will add to the fire loading and spread. Where these additional risks are identified our Community Safety team will provide tailored advice to the adult and speak to the key professionals supporting the occupant to make the changes to reduce the risk and/or to address any risk to others.

To request a safety visit from South Yorkshire Fire you can complete a short online form or contact the hot line on 0114 2532314. If you qualify for a visit, a member of our team will be in touch to arrange this. You will find some useful safety information on the South Yorkshire Fire website.

Organisational abuse

Concern and compliment reporting

Preventing and responding to financial scams

Sadly, not everyone is trustworthy and some people may try and take advantage of others. 

Learn more about the various different scams and how to stay safe online.

Modern slavery

Operational guidance

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

Guidance for professionals

Meeting and agenda resources

S42 guidance


Risk assessments

Training events and courses

POD courses

We now have a number of free POD courses available for all workers and volunteers. You can take a look at our training and events calendar for the latest courses. 

We are conducting monthly training on Microsoft Teams targeted at staff and managers falling with Level B of the Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board Training Strategy. This level includes Managers in Health and Social Care, Managers in the Voluntary Sector, GPs, Doctors, Nurses, Specialist Housing Officers, Safer Neighbourhood Officers, Police, Safeguarding Leads and Champions.

  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk (Level B) - The course includes understanding the statutory criteria for safeguarding, understanding Making Safeguarding Personal, working with professional curiosity, how to conduct effective enquiries and how to write a safeguarding enquiry report. 

  • Raising High Quality Safeguarding Concerns - This course will run every other month throughout 2022 and is free for anyone that works with adults across Barnsley. It focuses on understanding the key criteria around safeguarding adults, applying decision making guidance to those criteria for challenging scenarios and how to raise a safeguarding concern so that other people may understand exactly what you are concerned about so they can offer appropriate support.

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.

eLearning courses

There are also three e-learning packages available on POD, these are available to all workers and volunteers working across Barnsley:

Tools and resources

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, Information 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 make a complaint.

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