Safer Barnsley Partnership

Safer Barnsley Partnership

In Barnsley we strongly believe that working in partnership with organisations and the community is the best way to deal with crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder. Our approach goes far beyond enforcement actions as we believe in dealing with the root causes. We have a strong focus on prevention and tackling the broader determinants of crime.

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.



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Safer Neighbourhoods Service

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.

Our partners

The Safer Barnsley Partnership is made up of a range of organisations and voluntary groups including:

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

Our priorities

Our Partnership Plan (2016-2020) outlines our long-term vision, outcomes and priorities for the four year period to 2020. 

The aim of the plan is to ensure that services work together to deliver against key priorities that help people feel safe and enjoy where they live and work.

Our plan looks at ways to create a safer and cohesive Barnsley including work with local communities to tackle crime and disorder and make positive changes together.

Our partnership annual plan

The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board reviews its plans on an annual basis to make sure it meets local needs and can influence how community safety resources are used within the borough.

Safeguarding Barnsley events

We have a range of safeguarding events in Barnsley, our more recent Safeguarding Awareness Week. 
This involved members of the Safer Barnsley Partnership team meeting members of the public and gather feedback.

Find out more about Safeguarding Awareness Week

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