Safer Barnsley Partnership


Safer Barnsley Partnership is a multi-agency partnership working to make Barnsley a safer place for local people and communities. It tackles crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending.

Role of the Safer Barnsley Partnership

The Safer Barnsley Partnership’s key role is to:

  • understand the community safety issues and produce a needs assessment
  • use this evidence base and develop a plan to collectively address these community safety issues
  • review the plan annually to ensure the priorities continue to reflect local needs

People involved

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 places statutory duties on agencies to come together to address crime and community safety.  These agencies are known as responsible authorities.  The Safer Barnsley Partnership has representation from a wide range of agencies. These include responsible authorities and other agencies who contribute to community safety in Barnsley. 

These are as follows:

  • Barnsley Council
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • National Probation Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Berneslai Homes
  • Office of the Police Crime Commissioner
  • Youth Offending Team 

Safer Barnsley Partnership Plan priorities

The Partnership Plan (2016-2020) has been produced following widespread work with key stakeholders. It sets the vision, outcomes and priorities for the four year period to 2020

The aim of the plan is to identify key priorities for a range of services that will ensure people feel safe and enjoy where they live and work.

The plan looks at ways to create a safer and cohesive Barnsley. This includes working with local communities to tackle crime and disorder and make positive changes together. 

Following feedback and analysis from the police, council and other partner agencies, several potential priorities for the coming year have been identified.

Please read this summary of our priorities.