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.


We offer free safeguarding adults training to people working with adults across Barnsley. This includes online e-learning modules and courses delivered virtually or in person.

Visit out safeguarding adults training page for details of the courses and how to book a place.

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

S42 guidance


Risk assessments

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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