BARNSLEY Council has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging residents to speak up on safeguarding.

Locals are being asked to speak to a member of the council’s team if you think someone’s being mistreated, neglected, harmed or is struggling with hoarding.

Anyone can raise a safeguarding concern, whether it’s about yourself, a loved one, a friend, a neighbour or someone you work with.

Wendy Lowder, executive director for place health and adult social care, said: “We believe everyone has the right to be and feel safe, so if you’re worried about someone’s safety, please speak up – we’re here to listen and help anyone affected by abuse find a way forward.

“There’s a wide range of support available in Barnsley to help anyone who has been abused, mistreated or harmed, meaning we can help you or the person you’re worried about find the right solution for them to feel safer, both now and in the future.”