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Acceptable use of social media sites

Barnsley CCG social media acceptable use statement

Whilst we welcome comments to our social media pages and understand that people have differing views on many issues, we will not condone swearing, discrimination or abusive posts.

We reserve the right to remove/block any contributions or contributors who break these rules and guidelines. We follow users who are relevant and useful to the CCG, but that doesn’t mean we necessarily endorse those users or any comments they make.

Although we do not take responsibility for posts made by our followers, we aim to delete posts or block users that are:

  • Defamatory, misleading or false
  • Abusive or threatening – this includes swearing
  • Obscene, profane or sexually oriented
  • Discriminatory in any way
  • Promoting illegal activity
  • Promoting individual products or services
  • Completely off topic
  • The same message posted multiple times, otherwise known as 'spamming'
  • Controversial, irrelevant and off topic messages otherwise known as 'trolling' 

Allegations and disclosures

Any allegations or disclosures made on this page will be passed onto the relevant safeguarding organisations as part of our duty of care.


Our social media pages are monitored between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We will also monitor the pages for coverage during selected events.

We will not be able to respond to questions or complaints outside of these hours, even if we are posting from our accounts. 

If you do notice any offensive comments on our sites at any time, please send us a private message and let us know.