Safeguarding means protecting peoples’ health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is a key part of providing high-quality health and social care.

Abuse of any kind is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to live their live their life free from violence and fear.

Safeguarding Children

The team offers advice, support and training to staff to help ensure the health, welfare and safety of children and their families around safeguarding and child protection issues. If you have any concerns about a child or for more information, please get in touch.

Safeguarding Children Policy

Safeguarding Adults

Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere, in your home or public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home.

You may be living alone or with others.

The person causing harm may be a stranger to you, but more often the person is known and it can be the case that you usually feel safe with them.

They are usually in a position of trust such as a health care professional, relative or neighbour.

If you have concerns about abuse or neglect

  • Barnsley Council Adult Social Care – 01226 773300
  • Barnsley Council Children’s Social Care – 01226 772423
  • Barnsley Council Out of Hours (Children and Adults Social Care) – 01226 787789

More information about safeguarding can be found on the web