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Safeguarding adults

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


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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.

Safer Derbyshire has information on identifying and dealing with adult protection issues and safeguarding adults policy

The DSAB has three statutory partners:

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

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