Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Ind Providers Safeguarding

We have a duty to keep vulnerable adults safe from abuse. We call this 'safeguarding'. 


All health, social care, statutory and voluntary sector organisations have a responsibility to protect vulnerable adults. We work in partnership with a variety of organisations to put policies and systems in place to help keep people safe.

Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB)

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board has a remit to steer and provide governance to joint arrangements for safeguarding vulnerable adults.

The Safer Derbyshire website has information on identifying and dealing with adult protection issues (opens in a new window) with links to relevant organisations. You can also find the Safeguarding Adults Policy on Safer Derbyshire. 

The DSAB has three statutory partners:

  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Derbyshire Constabularly

It is recognised both nationally and locally that to be effective the Board needs to have wider membership and currently DSAB has the following representation:

  • Derbyshire County Council Adult Care, Director
  • Head of Public Protection, Derbyshire Constabulary
  • Head of Adult Safeguarding (x4 Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups)
  • Chief Executive Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Chief Executive, Healthwatch
  • Derbyshire Carers
  • Chief Nurse/Safeguarding Lead, Derbyshire Community Health Services 
  • Derbyshire County Council Head of Community Safety
  • Chief Executive Age UK Derby and Derbyshire
  • Counselling and Advocacy Team Leader, Disability Derbyshire
  • Deputy Governor HMP Foston Hall
  • Deputy Governor HMP Sudbury
  • Derbyshire Mind
  • Lead Nurse − Safeguarding Adults, Derbyshire Health United
  • Housing/Environmental Health, (represented by Bolsover District Council) 
  • Designated Nurse Tameside, Glossop CCG
  • Head of Clinical Leadership &Governance, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust NHS Chief Nurse Hardwick CCG
  • Chief Nurse Erewash CCG    
  • Chief Nurse Southern Derbyshire CCG
  • Chief Nurse and Quality Officer North Derbyshire CCGs
  • Area Manager, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service             
  • Derbyshire representative East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • North Derbyshire Voluntary Action Chief Executive
  • Director of Nursing, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Safeguarding Lead, Royal Derby Teaching Hospitals
  • Amber Valley Borough Council Housing (representing Housing/Environmental Health)
  • Director of Nursing and Patient Experience Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Operational Manager Public Protection, National Probation Service.

Advisors to the Board:

  • Inspection Manager Care Quality Commission - Central
  • Derbyshire County Council Legal Department.

For further information please visit the Safer Derbyshire website (opens in a new window)

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