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.
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.
- Adult safeguarding concern form (updated May 2021)
- SYP Partnership intelligence record (sexual exploitation information sharing tool)
- Human trafficking victims referral and assessment form
- Notification of potential victim of modern slavery form
|Organisation||Named contact||Contact details|
|NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board||Designated Nurse
Safeguarding Adults and Patient Experience Team
|Barnsley Hospital||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||Deborah Longmore
Safeguarding Adults Named Nurse
|Call: (01226) 431249 (1249)
|Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board Manager||Cath Erine
Safeguarding Adults Manager
|Call: (01226) 775812 (5812)
Address: BMBC, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
|Berneslai Homes||Tony Griffiths and Leanne Cook
|Call: (01226) 775106
Email: email@example.com and
- Exit points from the safeguarding adults journey
- Guidance to assist workers to complete an effective safeguarding adults face-to-face conversation
- Guidance for completion of the adult social care concern form
- Guidance for safeguarding managers to sign off high quality S42 enquiries (individual and organisational)
- Guidance to support the completion of the adult social care/safeguarding/self neglect and hoarding concern form
- Professionals guide: supporting people affected by stalking
- Contacting adult safeguarding for deaf and hard of hearing people
- Safeguarding - an aide memoire
- Safeguarding adults - good practice in medication
- Safeguarding adults review protocol
- Safeguarding face to face conversation template
- Safeguarding adults outcome meeting agenda
- Adult safeguarding meeting (planning) agenda
- Organisational case conference agenda
- Self neglect management meeting agenda
Useful links and documents
- Making safeguarding personal
- Safeguarding adults in Barnsley poster
- Safeguarding everyone's responsibility
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
- Self neglect and hoarding policy summary
- Self neglect and hoarding policy
- Self neglect risk scoring tool
- Hoarding risk scoring tool
- Self neglecting and hoarding risk tool
- Self neglect and hoarding meeting template
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.
Concern and compliment reporting
- Concern and compliment reporting form
- Procedure for completing the concern and compliment reporting form
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 referral pathway
- Modern slavery definitions and indicators
- Modern slavery NRM process guide
- Modern slavery statutory duties and powers
- Notification of potential victim of modern slavery form
This is a suite of guidance to help you understand your roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding journey.
Guidance for professionals
- Advocates - use of advocates in safeguarding
- DBS flow chart
- Decision making for mental capacity - NICE guidance
- Decision support guidance
- Guidance on honour based violence
- Protocol on pressure ulcers
- Prevent and channel referral guidance
- Sexual safety in adult home guidance
- Top tips on avoiding financial abuse and scams
- PIPOT summary guidance
- PIPOT flow chart
- Wilful neglect guidance
Meeting and agenda resources
- Report for an individual S42 enquiry (external organisation)
- Guidance for external agencies when producing an organisation S42 enquiry report
- Guidance for safeguarding managers when signing off a S42 enquiry (individual/organisational)
- Care Act
- Mental Capacity Act (Easy Read version)
- Achieving Best Evidence helping adults and children to get access to the criminal justice system
- South Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Procedures
- Protocol for concerns about PiPoT (person in a position of trust)
- Inter-Partnership Joint Working Protocol
- Fabricated Illnesses, induced illnesses and safeguarding adults policy
- Safeguarding adults review protocol
Training events and 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.
- Mental Capacity Act
- Deprivation of Liberty
- Moving and Handling
For details, call (01226) 772379/772380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll be posting specialist multi-agency events run by the Board here, so keep coming back to check for details.
There are also three e-learning packages available on POD, these are available to all workers and volunteers working across Barnsley:
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Recognising and Sharing Safeguarding Concerns (Level A) – this course is for anyone working with adults with care and support needs. It covers who might be at risk of abuse and neglect, what we mean by abuse and neglect and what we should do if we recognize it.
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Safeguarding for workers who will raise concerns (Level B) - this course is for anyone that may raise safeguarding concerns as a result of abuse and neglect. It includes Social and Health Care Managers, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals.
- Self-Neglect and Hoarding - this course is for anyone that might work with people who are at risk of self-neglect and hoarding. It includes information about Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board’s Self-Neglect and Hoarding Policy, Risk Assessing and good practice in supporting someone through hoarding.
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.