Safer Barnsley Partnership 2021

Safer Barnsley Partnership

Our partnership includes statutory agencies and non–statutory organisations. We meet every quarter to ensure that we are working together effectively to ensure that Barnsley is and feels a safe place for everyone who lives, works and studies here.

Now, more than ever it's an important time for us to work together to further strengthen our collective efforts in providing a safe community for our residents, businesses and visitors. Responding well to the pandemic has made it very clear how important and impactful we can be by working in partnership. 

Read the Safer Barnsley Partnership Annual Plan 2021 to 2022.

About the Safer Barnsley partnership

Our partnership and commitments

The Barnsley Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is the statutory partnership responsible for tackling crime and disorder, protecting vulnerable people and reducing reoffending.

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation place statutory duties on Community Safety Partnerships to:

  • Produce an annual Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment.
  • Prepare and implement a Community Safety Plan.
  • Establish information-sharing agreements.
  • Establish domestic homicide reviews.

What we are focussing on

  • Tackling crime and disorder
  • Working with our partners and our borough to support our residents
  • Strengthening our partnerships
  • Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic

Our partnership plan aligns with the statutory requirement, priorities and aspirations outlined in the:

  • South Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan (2017-2021), which ensures a collective approach to achieving the best possible outcomes for and in partnership with our communities.
  • Barnsley 2030 plan, with a vision for developing a Healthy, Growing, Learning and Sustainable Barnsley.

Our priorities

In our plan for 2020-21, we delivered against our key priorities through four sub-groups, each tackling specific areas:. These sub-groups included: 

  • Tackling crime. 
  • Protecting vulnerable people. 
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour. 
  • Promoting community tolerance and respect. 

Engagement with the community

Working together across the partnerships remains an important aspect of our ambition. The Safer Barnsley Partnership is one part of a wider partnership that aims to make Barnsley a great place to live. The diagram in section 9, illustrates this.

Throughout 2021 the partnership will undertake a much broader campaign of public consultation in respect of its Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment process. This will create wider opportunities to inform our priority setting work for the community. Our engagement with the community will be within the limitations of any restrictions that may exist to safeguard the public from the impact of the current pandemic.

Key outcomes and commitments

With the exception of child abuse and child sexual exploitation, all priority areas identified within the JSIA will be tackled by each of the four sub-groups as set out for the year 2021-2022. Child abuse and child sexual exploitation are already key priorities for the Barnsley Safeguarding Children’s Board. Crime sub-group will undertake the monitoring and reporting of delivery against our Violence Reduction action plan.

The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board works collaboratively with other key partnerships such as the ‘Children Trust Executive Board’, ‘Stronger Communities Partnership Board’ and both the Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards. This arrangement is reflected and facilitated by the Inter-Partnership Joint Working protocol which is reviewed annually.

Getting the right support

The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board is one part of a wider partnership that aims to make Barnsley a great place to live, work, invest and visit.

This Partnership links closely with the Stronger Communities Partnership Board and Safeguarding Boards. This close relationship enhances an integrated approach in supporting vulnerable people. In doing so, it helps partners to focus on enabling early help for adults, young people and families therefore making our communities safer, stronger and resilient.

Actions are taken across many partnerships and its sub-groups. The Safer Barnsley Partnership Board ensures that progress and key issues linked to community safety are reported into the Safer Barnsley Partnership Board. This approach is assured through the ‘Inter-Partnership Joint Working Protocol’ which ensures the Stronger Communities, Safeguarding Boards and the TEG work closely to support people holistically.



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Our partners

Our Safer Barnsley partnership includes a range of partners:

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

What we've achieved from our sub-groups

  • Tackling crime subgroup
  • Protecting vulnerable people subgroup
  • Anti-social behaviour subgroup
  • Promoting community tolerance and respect subgroup

Tackling and preventing crime

This group focussed on supporting victims and communities are protected through a partnership approach to the identification and prevention of crime and targeted offender management.

Improve our partnership response to domestic abuse, targeting our offenders and offering an excellent victims service.

We have:

  • Developed a specific team within South Yorkshire Police to investigate domestic abuse which operates from Barnsley. The team works with multiple agencies to carry out comprehensive investigations and protection of victims and reduce the length of investigation time.
  • Adopted a multi-agency approach and protected more victims by using powers afforded through the Domestic Violence Protection Orders and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.
  • Increased emphasis on reducing risk and 146 people were supported through the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. 
  • Adapted our working practices to be in line with the requirement of the pandemic and support people suffering from domestic abuse and isolation.  
  • Increased our arrest rate for DA  from an annual average of 44.4% in 2019 to 54.3% in 2020.

Developing consistent community response to the threat from organised crime to lessen the harm caused

We have:

  • Carried out a comprehensive assessment of organised crime groups within Barnsley according to their threat level to the community using national guidance and organised various crime groups. 
  • Sharpened our focus in Barnsley to monitor organised crime groups activities and prevent them taking root in our community. 
  • Strengthened our use of intelligence to provide early protection to the community and to also disrupt any threat early.

There have been fifty reported crimes in 2020 associated with organised crime groups compared with sixty-one in 2019. Fifty seven organised crime group disruptions have been identified and pursued in 2020, to disrupt criminal activity, divert criminal gains and pursue those responsible.

Assisting our communities in identifying emerging threats and issues that need a response through the crime subgroup

We have:

  • Worked with the community to identify and respond to new methods of committing robbery offences brought around because of the pandemic.
  • Improved our response to tackling robberies across Barnsley and responding quickly with partners. 

Robbery has decreased from 221 recorded offences in 2019 to 200 offences in 2020, and 19 fewer offences were recorded. Whilst the rate of personal robberies has remained relatively stable (2 offences fewer when compared with 2019) there has been an overall increase of 32 positive outcomes recorded compared with last year, resulting in a positive outcome rate of 20%.

Increase our understanding and response to the threat of child exploitation

We have:

  • Re-engineered our response to child exploitation and understanding for county lines. Specialist police officers working from the Worsbrough Centre with social workers are deployed together as a team. They work with children or young persons, to develop supporting strategies collectively for their families. 
  • Gained a better understanding of how to engage with children or young people in challenging circumstances to help to keep them safe and access support. 
  • Worked with partners including children’s social care, the Youth Offending Team, probation, Integrated Offender Management, health, Child and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS), schools and colleges, drug and alcohol services as well as the voluntary sector.

Engaging with communities and developing a response to the threat from violent and knife enabled crime

We have:

  • Maintained our commitments to preventing and investigating serious violence working with the Violence Reduction Unit. We are continuing our push and drive on stop and search and we have commissioned several targeted knife-related operations called Operation Sceptre.

Work in partnership to tackle those who cause the most harm around serious acquisitive crime, in particular burglary offences.

We have:

  • Recognised and responded to the harm from serious acquisitive crimes in Barnsley priority, by ensuring we have new evidence-led processes have been put in place to tackle this problem.
  • Made better use of crime data to identify and support police patrol operations into the key hot spots for residential burglaries, ensuring a more connected prevention plan with the necessary supportive daily governance structures in place.
  • Worked with victims and communities to ensure the necessary engagement and prevention work continues to ensure a seamless victim-focused service along with identifying and responding to emerging issues at the earliest opportunity. 

Our Local Violence Reduction plan

Since approval of the local plan we have:

  • Gathered in-depth information detailing types of violence at street level and this will inform our actions in 2021.
  • Worked with the Barnsley Alcohol Alliance and Safer Barnsley priority sub-groups to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce alcohol-related crimes.
  • Engaged with businesses and the voluntary sector partners to ensure our night-time economy operates within safe environments and the public are supported and protected through schemes such as Street Pastors.
  • Introduced the ‘Mentors in Violence’ prevention programme into secondary schools. This programme offers training to 10/11 years old students to become mentors who in-turn provide series of raising awareness sessions to 7, 8 and 9 years olds. This creates assurance amongst younger people in dealing with any types of abuse safely and confidently. This programme is being rolled out to schools working with the Barnsley Targeted Youth Support service.
  • Worked with partners towards creating a zero-tolerance to domestic abuse through education and prevention. 
  • Applying a planned approach using the Plan B Custody Navigator scheme. This approach aims at engaging young adults to make the right choice and step away from crime. In doing so, the scheme helps provide support to individuals working with a range of other partners and prevent escalation of criminal activities.

Find out more bout the Violence Reduction Unit and Initiatives  

Protecting vulnerable people

This group focussed on the threat, risk and harm to vulnerable people, families and communities.

Developing domestic abuse services that will meet the needs of the community.

We have:

  • Invested grant money awarded from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to develop a local community hub in Goldthorpe. Through careful re-design of an existing building we have progressed the ‘hub project’ as new office premises for IDAS  (a service that supports victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence). We have also added within the hub a community café – ‘The Snap Tin’ which has increased its capacity to service more local people and groups.  The café is also designed to cater for people with dementia which is promoting wider awareness and increasing engagement with the wider community.
  • A further element of the MoJ project is to source safe accommodation for female offenders from the Borough who have experienced domestic abuse.  In spite of the Covid restrictions, two properties have been purchased and will be available for tenants from mid-February 2021.  The Council’s ‘Housing Options’ team and commissioned services, ‘Humankind’ and ‘IDAS’ are working together to make sure the right tenants are matched with the right property. Substance misuse services are also delivered from the building with a carefully redesigned access point and refurbished office space.
  • We have also commenced a strategic review of domestic abuse service provision to inform the re-commissioning of services for 2022.    

Continuing to support individuals with multiple support needs who are aged 25 years and over to access accommodation and support that are appropriate to their needs.’  

We have:

  • Extended the interim contract for 25+ provision to ensure service continuity and support was not interrupted during the pandemic.
  • Supported the service to become ‘COVID-secure’ and able to maintain social distancing, and self-isolation.
  • Commenced a strategic review of the service provision to inform the re-commissioning of multiple needs services in 2022.

Co-ordinate a multi-agency response across the Safer Barnsley Partnership to tackle substance misuse across the borough by implementing a substance misuse plan.’  

We have:

  • Established a multi-agency group to undertake a strategic review of substance misuse in Barnsley.  A Needs Assessment has recently been compiled. The findings will inform the development of a multi-agency plan to reduce harms to individuals, families and communities that are associated with alcohol and drugs misuse. 

Continue to develop the current substance misuse service to help those with drug and alcohol problems to access the most suitable support that is appropriate to their needs

We have:

  • Reconfigured the substance misuse service to make the accessibility of the service easier for people who are highly vulnerable and struggle to engage. A harm reduction pathway has been developed and implemented to provide a more flexible open access approach to engagement.  This enables better support for people with multiple and complex needs. See case study.

Continuing to strategically align the work to deliver Think Family programme objectives working with our partners  

We have:

  • Used funding secured through Barnsley’s Government’s Troubled Families programme to develop the Council’s Data Warehouse which processes data to identify vulnerable people, groups and their needs so that early interventions can be effectively targeted and fund early intervention services to ensure that they deliver a holistic approach to supporting families with one worker, one plan and team wrapped around family.

5,095 families have been supported by the Think Family and Trouble families funded programmes to date.

Address the challenge of people with complex needs to help their recovery and resettlement

We have:

  • Maintained the supply of accommodation and support services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Introduced ‘virtual’ meetings for multiple needs services using video technology to ensure referrals continued.
  • Successfully delivered additional capacity during the pandemic in response to the Government ‘Everyone In’ initiative to reduce rough sleeping.
  • Increased temporary accommodation capacity in partnership with Berneslai Homes.
  • Secured ‘Next Steps Accommodation’ funding to keep rough sleepers off the streets and supported to identify onward funding options.

Anti-social behaviour

This group focussed on reducing anti-social behaviour on residents and visitors to Barnsley.

Enhancing our local safer neighbourhood services to better tackle local crime and antisocial behaviour

We have:

  • Enhanced the capacity and therefore resilience of our local neighbourhood policing and town centre teams during 2020 to 2021 by:
    • increasing the number of police officers following ongoing recruitment and training of new officers,
    • deploying five town centre wardens from April 2020
    • introducing a further fifteen wardens across the area teams by the end of 2021
    • increasing police and council uniformed staff operating within the Town Centre and Locality teams.

Improving opportunities for engagement to identify priorities, improve perceptions and help to strengthen communities

We have:

  • Continued to support and promote engagement through our Partners and Communities Together (PACT), meetings in compliance with the pandemic restrictions
  • Used dedicated social media sites for each locality team to broaden accessibility and hosted numerous online question and answer sessions, events and information sessions. 

Focused on the problems identified as causing anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, environmental crime and housing related issues

We have: 

  • Continued to address concerns relating to substance misuse and particularly drug related activity, environmental blight, crime and housing related nuisance.
  • Dealt with an increased number of drugs related offences in 2020 and intervened in more than 1000 environmental blighting issues per quarter of that period.
  • Worked with our partners we have significantly increased our efforts to improve standards of behaviour and  environmental conditions in the private rented housing sector.
  • Delivered specific initiatives working with the public and partners which included the Cannabis Aware campaign and Anti-social behaviour campaigns in areas prone to such challenges. This has resulted in a sustained reduction in rented properties being used for cannabis growths and continued support in the Dearne and Central areas of the town.
  • Dealt with increases in neighbour related nuisance cases where local relationships between neighbours were being affected due to increased anxiety and pressures associated with the initial lockdown rules.

Provide tailored interventions to support victims  and reduce the impact of anti-social behaviour

We have:

  • Adjusted our plans to identify and target support to those people and problems that were most at risk due to the impact the pandemic and national lockdown rules.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood Services developed an assessment methodology working with multiple partners including Berneslai Homes and the police. This enabled the team to prioritise high risk areas and respond in a timely way therefore preventing any deterioration of issues at early stage. 

Continue to work towards improving perceptions of safety in our town centre and other principal towns to help build tolerant and respectful communities

We have:

  • Developed a communications plan to improve perceptions of safety across the borough. The plan will help us to focus on issues that generate the greatest concern and to develop communications that provide accurate information early on to the public.
  • Shared the positive outcomes on social media and updated the community on the work we are doing.

Promoting community tolerance and respect

This group focussed on the threat, risk and harm to vulnerable people, families and communities are minimised.

Developing domestic abuse services that will meet the needs of the community.

We have:

  • Invested grant money awarded from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to develop a local community hub in Goldthorpe.
  • Developed the hub within our community café (Snap Tin) which has increased its capacity to service more local people and groups. The café is also designed to cater for people with dementia which is promoting wider awareness and increasing engagement with the wider community.
  • Purchased two properties available for tenants in February 2021.
  • Worked with our Housing Options team, Humankind and IDAS to make sure the right tenants are matched with the right property.
  • Commenced a strategic review of domestic abuse service providers to inform the re-commissioning of services for 2022.    

Continuing to support individuals with multiple support needs who are aged 25 years and over to access accommodation and support that are appropriate to their needs.

We have:

  • Extended the interim contract for 25+ provision to ensure service continuity and support was not interrupted during the pandemic.
  • Supported the service to become ‘COVID-secure’ and able to maintain social distancing, and self-isolation.
  • Commenced a strategic review of the service provision to inform the re-commissioning of multiple needs services in 2022.

Co-ordinating a multi-agency response across the Safer Barnsley Partnership to tackle substance misuse across the borough by implementing a substance misuse plan

We have:

  • Established a multi-agency group to undertake a strategic review of substance misuse in Barnsley.  A Needs Assessment has recently been compiled. The findings will inform the development of a multi-agency plan to reduce harms to individuals, families and communities that are associated with alcohol and drugs misuse. 

Continued to develop the current substance misuse service to help those with drug and alcohol problems to access the most suitable support that is appropriate to their needs          

We have:

  • Reconfigured the substance misuse service to make the accessibility of the service easier for people who are highly vulnerable and struggle to engage. A harm reduction pathway has been developed and implemented to provide a more flexible open-access approach to engagement.  This enables better support for people with multiple and complex needs.

Continuing to strategically align the work to deliver Think Family programme objectives working with our partners  

We have

  • Used funding secured through Barnsley’s Government’s Troubled Families programme to develop the Council’s Data Warehouse which processes data to identify vulnerable people, groups and their needs so that early interventions can be effectively targeted.
  • Funded early intervention services to ensure that they deliver a holistic approach to supporting families with one worker, one plan and  team wrapped around family.

5,095 families have been supported by the ‘Think Family/Trouble families’ funded programmes to date.  These families experience multiple interconnected problems including Children with poor school attendance/excluded from school, Domestic violence, Crime/Anti-social Behaviour, Youth Offending, Unemployment, Drug and alcohol use and Involvement with Children’s Social Care. 

Address the challenge of people with complex needs to help their recovery and resettlement.’  

We have:

  • Maintained the supply of accommodation and support services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Introduced virtual’ meetings for multiple needs services using video technology to ensure referrals continued.
  • Successfully delivered additional capacity during the pandemic in response to the Government Everyone In initiative to reduce rough sleeping.
  • Increased temporary accommodation capacity in partnership with Berneslai Homes.
  • Secured Next Steps Accommodation funding to keep rough sleepers off the streets and supported to identify onward funding options.​



Case studies

Read case studies from our subgroups

Supporting a victim of domestic abuse

In 2020 officers were called to a disturbance relating to people fighting in the street. The victim informed officers that she had been attacked by her partner; however, she refused to provide a statement and left. Witnesses at the scene also refused to support a police investigation. In spite of this difficulty, the police followed on with the investigation and were able to successfully protect the victim and prosecute the perpetrator.

Later in the year, the victim reported a second incidence relating to being harassed by her partner but again refusing to support the investigation. In spite of the victim's reluctance, the police focussed on reducing risk to all concerned. The police were able to successfully arrest and charge the partner who has been placed into custody awaiting trial for assault, harassment and witness intimidation.

The victim is being supported through key agencies working alongside the Police service. Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS), social care and other partners are now involved ensuring safeguards are in place for a victim to feel safe.

Tackling threatening behaviour, assault and robbery

A local man delivering milk was robbed of his milk van and its contents. The offender threatened and assaulted the victim, using a knife. Through a professional response and investigation from the team of detectives, CCTV footage was secured at both the location of the original offence and the location where the stolen van was recovered. Evidence from a number of sources helped to quickly identify the offender. He was subsequently arrested, interviewed, formally charged and remanded into custody for this serious offence. He is currently awaiting criminal trial.

Supporting a young person at risk of exploitation

A vulnerable 14 year old person under the influence of an illegal substance was reported to be in the town area.

Working in partnership with agencies such as the social care teams, children mental health team and safeguarding the fourteen year old was supported to manage his drug addiction at his home in a safe environment.  The fourteen-year-old is being supported by carers and key workers who are overseeing his progress and recovery programme.

The programme of support includes lived in carer and daily home visits by a range of professionals.  

Joined up working with Barnsley recovery steps

A service user has been receiving support from ‘Barnsley Recovery Steps’ since September 2017,  during this time they have used a number of different drugs simultaneously as well as heroin (this is called polydrug use).  This person who has a history of rough sleeping also has a diagnosed of epilepsy.  Additionally, the person has a history of poor self-care and fails to take her epilepsy medication on time which has led to increased episodes of epileptic seizures. The seizures have a negative impact on the individual’s daily functions which then causes her to relapse into starting with drug use which increases risk of exploitation from peers and associates.

To support this person ‘Barnsley Recovery Steps’ placed them onto the harm reduction open access pathway in the hope that the open access approach and a more flexible care plan would increase engagement and reduce the risks associated.  This person’s involvement with the service has been inconsistent in the past, often missing clinical appointments. This person was also known to be difficult to engage in one-to-one key working sessions and tended to attend the service outside of allocated appointment times. Since moving to the harm reduction pathway the individual has:

  • Had 100 % attendance and no missed appointments.
  • Received harm reduction advice, safer injecting practices and education around misuse of medications.
  • Up to date blood-borne virus testing and a hepatitis B booster vaccination.
  • Supported to change the administration of epilepsy medication to a more user-friendly system, therefore this is easier to manage and reduces the risk of her not taking medication. This has resulted in a reduction in seizures episodes and overall improvement in the person’s health.
  • Reduce frequency of substance use from daily to 1-2 times a week.
  • Stopped using ‘class A’ substances, heroin and crack cocaine and reports no current injecting practices.
  • Maintained compliance with substitute medication and has not needed a re-start or break in prescribing since moving to the harm reduction pathway.

The individual’s care plan was built around reducing risky behaviours and encouraging compliance with medications. This has led to better and safe management of substance use over the last six months and becoming more independent with planning long term goals.

The person is now interacting well with,  drug worker, social worker and housing support with a view to finding suitable longer-term accommodation.

Think Family funded Early Intervention worker

A family was referred to Family Support following safeguarding concerns arising from domestic violence directed to the mother by her partner. The partners was a known perpetrator with outstanding warrants for his arrest.

A Family Support worker was allocated to the family to complete an ‘Early Help’ assessment and devise a support plan with the mother. Additional issues were identified including behaviours of the children at school, the mental health and wellbeing of the mother and financial difficulties linked to the family previous rent arrears and unemployment.

Over a 24-week period, the Family Support worker acted as the Family’s single point of contact and supported them to access a range of services to assist with their multiple issues. Services included the Think Family Employment Adviser, Doctor, Family Centre, Housing, Benefits and Domestic Violence support.

As a result of the support, the mother received help for her mental health issues from her Doctor, she started attending Domestic Violence support sessions, Barnsley College and Community Education classes, and going to the Family Centre with her younger child for social and Sensory sessions. She received back payments on Tax Credits and put in place a payment plan for rent arrears. The behaviour of both children at school improved and the elder child attended domestic violence support group sessions.  At the end of this support programme, the safeguarding concerns were also addressed with the perpetrator who no longer living in the family home. The family were offered continued support through Early Help services to ensure long term independence and resilience.

Supporting Rough Sleepers through the Pandemic

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government called for Council’s to accommodate all rough sleepers, through the ‘Everyone in’ scheme.   The Housing Options team secured and furnished twelve flats and the first rough sleepers moved in April 2020.  Two additional flats were acquired to provide extra capacity through the winter months and to support cold weather provision.

Part of the work within the accommodation’s scheme is to undertake a detailed assessment of the client in partnership with other key services with a view to identify support and reduce future risk of homelessness. Partners involved include services that support offenders, individuals with mental health, substance misuse and physical health problems.   The impact of Covid and limitations associated with lockdowns has resulted in the service managing its operations with various levels of flexibility. This has ensured clients were receiving meaningful support and opportunities to interact in a positive way. Support provided includes assistance with claiming benefits, registering with primacy care services such as a GP, supporting payment of bills, debts management, reconnecting with families and facilitating access to other services.  

Operation Fitzwilliam

Operation Fitzwilliam, was aimed at tackling a long-standing issue near to Barnsley town centre associated with the dealing and use of Class A drugs, Organised Crime Groups, anti-social behaviour and environmental blight. A number of prolific town centre offenders and drug users were regularly staying in the area and a number of warrants had previously been executed and arrests made.

A broad range of agencies were involved in the operation which included the Council team and the Police teams. A joint approach was use to execute the warrant and arrest of suspected offenders. Crack cocaine was recovered along with seventy-nine individual wraps (estimated value of £2500), cash and other dealing paraphernalia.

As part of the same operation, the broad range of officers involved also conducted door to door knocks to offer support, provide reassurance to other residents in the affected area. Properties and gardens were also inspected to check for waste and graffiti. Support was provided to deal with excess waste and environmental blight issues through the provision of additional refuse bins.

Working in partnership with Refugee Council

Hate Crime training was offered to the new Town Centre wardens by South Yorkshire Police Hate crime coordinator via Microsoft Teams in August 2020.  One of the wardens had been subject to racial abuse and was able to relate their experiences of what had happened. This led to partners to explore the development of a third party reporting centre through the Refugee Council, which is a local centre for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants as well as women’s groups. Further training has been delivered to staff and volunteer at the local centre.   

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Tackling fly tipping and drug misuse

Our communities have been working to support issues with flipping, drug misuse and presence of rates on Princess Street. Our community engagement process begin by involving residents and partners to ensure the correct support was provided. 

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New CCTV Capability in our Principal Towns

The consolidation of the CCTV infrastructure across Barnsley to include a vastly improved offer in the Town Centre and coverage extended to include most of Barnsley’s Principal Towns and villages.    

Reporting an incident

If you need to report instances of anti-social behaviour or crime call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Report environmental crime online such as graffiti, fly tipping, or un-authorised encampments. 

 

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Subgroups for 2021 - 2022

For the 2021-2022 the Safer Barnsley Partnership strategic priorities and vision will continue to be delivered through our four sub-groups which are:

  • Tackling Crime and Violence Reduction Unit
  • Protecting Vulnerable People
  • Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Promoting Community Tolerance and Respect

Engagement in our community

Working together across the partnerships remains an important aspect of our ambition. The Safer Barnsley Partnership is one part of a wider partnership that aims to make Barnsley a great place to live.

Our partnership will undertake a much broader campaign of public consultation in respect of its Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment process. This will create wider opportunities to inform our priority setting work for the community.  Our engagement with the community will be within the limitations of any restrictions that may exist to safeguard the public from the impact of the current pandemic

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