Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 01226 787789
CCG’s safeguarding policy
Flow chart /Referral Form
Adult social care referral form this can be used not only for safeguarding concerns but also to highlight welfare concerns and to request an assessment of social care needs.
MARAC referral form - Domestic Abuse http://www.safelives.org.uk/gp - referral form found half way down the website page
IDVA ( Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) - Barnsley Services- 01226 320112
ASHIANA- Sheffield - to help Ethnic minorities experiencing domestic abuse tel - 0114 255 5740
Regional domestic violence online course
Safelives webpage contains resources for general practitioners who come into contact with victims of domestic abuse. explains the MARAC process, the DASH referral form and how you can share information to keep victims of domestic abuse and their families safe. http://www.safelives.org.uk/gp
Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services - Information for GP's about rape and sexual assault
Human trafficking referral pathway
Female Genital Mutilation FGM
VARMM -Barnsley Multi-agency Procedure for Vulnerable Adults Risk Management Meetings
provides a framework to support professionals working with adults who are deemed to have mental capacity and who are at risk due to
refusal to engage with services
or abuse by a third party,
where that risk may lead to significant harm or death.
The VARMM procedures and management guidance can also be used to consider other risk situations, such as where an adult is a ‘frequent caller’ to services or where a single agency is struggling to maintain a high risk situation and a risk management meeting needs to be convened.
New guidance for Adults who Did Not Attend (DNA) appointments: A recent Safeguarding Adult Review highlighted that a change in process is needed for adults who are unable to attend GP appointments independently and who miss appointments (usually recorded as ‘Did Not Attend’). This guidance is based on the established ‘Was Not Brought’ guidance for children, developed by the CCG Children Safeguarding Leads at BCCG.
Useful Websites and Information
In 2018 the Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board was notified of the very sad deaths of two Barnsley residents. “Mrs. T” was 86 years old when she died in a house fire that was thought to have started in a metal coal bucket. “RG” was 68 years old when he died, the cause of his death was confirmed as cirrhosis of the liver and Sertraline toxicity. “Mrs. T” and “RG” engaged in hoarding behaviour and there was a history of self-neglect in both cases.
The Safeguarding Adults Board concluded that although incredibly sad, the circumstances of their deaths did not meet the threshold for an independent Safeguarding Adults Review. However, potential learning was identified through a Lessons Learnt Review.
Please see these short briefing papers for practitioners accessed via https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/safeguarding-families-in-barnsley/safeguarding-adults-in-barnsley/barnsley-safeguarding-adults-board/safeguarding-adult-reviews-sars/
Information Sharing - Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers
Next of Kin: Understanding decision making authorities