A BARNSLEY care home has been rated as inadequate by inspectors.

Deangate Care Home, in Mapplewell, was visited unannounced by inspectors who found it was failing to provide safe, effective, caring and responsive care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) - who have not taken formal enforcement action - have now told the home to take action.

The report read: "The service was not safe. Staffing arrangements were insufficient and did not ensure that people were safe from harm.

"Staff locked some people in their rooms without consent to prevent them from being harmed by others.

"Incidents of abuse were not always referred to appropriate authorities and acted upon accordingly which meant people were exposed to further risk of


"Although some people gave positive comments about staff and how they were cared for, this was not consistent.

"We saw instances where people’s privacy and dignity was not maintained."