Article: Welcome to Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board Website
If you work with children and young people, you'll want to do
whatever you can to make sure they're looked after properly, kept
safe and protected from harm. Whether you're a teacher, social
worker, health practitioner, a volunteer, or work in any other
field with children and young people in the borough, we hope
you find the information on the site useful.
If you're a parent or carer looking for advice about
keeping your family safe, take a look at our 'parents and carers'
If you're a young person worried about your own or another young
person's safety, we've included some useful links to a range of
support services who will listen to your worries and help you get
things sorted out. Just click on the 'children and young people'
tab on your left.
For anyone who is concerned about a child or young person
and needs someone to talk to, just follow the advice on
our 'What to do if you are worried about a child page'.
365 Partnership News is our newsletter
combining information from Barnsley's Safeguarding Children
Board, Children's Trust, Ofsted Improvement Board
and Anti-Poverty Board. The latest copies are available
Edition 4 - Ofsted Inspection special edition
Ofsted Inspection of Safeguarding
and Looked After Children's
Services, Barnsley Council was issued with an
Notice. This Notice includes details of the
actions that the Council must take to improve the overall
effectiveness of Barnsley's Safeguarding Children's Services and
better protect children.
In response we have developed a Safeguarding Improvement Plan
which impacts on the work of Children and Young People's Services
and all of our partner agencies who work together to safeguard
children. The Safeguarding Improvement Plan explains the actions we
will take to address the issues raised in the Improvement
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board Policies and
Procedures are available