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

Referral forms

Local contacts

Organisation Named contact Contact details
Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group

Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Patient Experience Team
NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, Putting Barnsley People First 

Email :

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

Housing Manager

Call: (01226) 775106 


Safeguarding Adults lessons learnt

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.

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 book 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.

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/courses

We now have a free POD course available for all workers and volunteers.

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.

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 here.

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