Safeguarding

We want to make sure that Barnsley's a safe place for children and young people to grow up.

If you're a young person and think that you're being mistreated, or you know someone who is, you'll find a list of services that can help to keep you safe in this website.

Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership is the organisation responsible for agreeing how services and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the borough, ensuring they do so effectively.  

If you're a parent, carer or a professional working to keep young people safe, you'll be able to access all of the information you need here, including our policies and procedures.

For children and young people

Information about keeping yourself safe, as well as advice about what to do if you're feeling threatened or you know someone who is.

For parents and carers

Being a parent is extremely rewarding, but sometimes it isn't easy. Find out more about how to keep your child safe here, and how to get help if you're having some family difficulties.

For professionals

Safeguarding information and resources for practitioners and professionals working directly with children and their families.

Safeguarding for schools

Information and resources for schools and education providers to support you to fulfil your responsibility to keep children and young people safe.

Policies and procedures

Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures are available here. The documents define and guide the safeguarding role of all agencies working with children and young people.

Local Authority Designated Officer

Safeguarding partnerships have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to investigate any allegations against people working with children and young people.

Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership

The partnership is responsible for bringing local services together to plan and agree how best to keep children and young people in the area safe.

The partnership develops shared policies and plans to protect vulnerable children. Their role is to make sure all children are well cared for and able to reach their full potential. They also provide support and training for people who work with children and young people, to make sure that they're fully aware of their safeguarding responsibilities.

Read more about the partnership

Early help for families

Early help is the support we give to children, young people and families to prevent their needs becoming greater over time. It's delivered through targeted help, family centres and other community services.

Family Service Directory

Find services available to children and families in Barnsley, including childcare, healthcare, support groups, activities and more in your local area.

Children, Young People and Families Trust

A partnership that brings together organisations responsible for providing services for children, young people and families in the borough.

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