Barnsley Safeguarding Awareness Week

Latest news in Yorkshire: July 06, 2017 11:12:14 AM

South Yorkshire Police are joining agencies in Barnsley this week as they come together for a week of awareness-raising activity to promote safeguarding.

Working together are South Yorkshire Police, Barnsley Council, health, other emergency services and the voluntary sector, to host a programme of activities throughout the town to raise awareness of what safeguarding means.

Both members of the public and safeguarding professionals are encouraged to attend the free events on offer.

You can find Barnsley Council on Facebook and Twitter (search the hashtag #SAW17). You can also visit

Detective Inspector Gary Askew, from Barnsley’s Protecting Vulnerable People team, said: “As one of the key agencies involved in the safeguarding of people at risk, we’re happy to support Barnsley Council’s Safeguarding Awareness Week.

“It’s important to use weeks like this, however, to highlight that the role of protector and issue of safeguarding is not just isolated to emergency services and the local authority.

“Protecting people from harm is everyone’s responsibility and hopefully the events will help highlight to the wider public how they can play a role in safeguarding, the kinds of situations where safeguarding may arise and how they can seek the right support and advice.

“We want to work with our partner agencies and the wider community to ensure Barnsley is a safe place to work, live and visit.”

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