Derbyshire Safeguarding Adult Board

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adult Board is an multi-agency forum to provide strategic leadership in preventing, detecting and safeguarding adults from abusive behaviour.

The work of the board focuses on five approaches to minimising risk, which are:

  • working in partnership with vulnerable people to promote their levels of awareness, assertiveness and self-determination
  • screening out and preventing potential abusers coming into contact with vulnerable people
  • development of policy and best collaborative practice for all staff and care providers
  • providing training opportunities in order to ensure that all staff fully understand their roles and responsibilities in recognising and responding to abusive practice
  • monitoring the performance of key agencies

The board members recognise the new and emerging types of crime that may be seen in safeguarding referrals. This includes crimes such as modern slavery, hate crime and counter terrorism.

Since the implementation of the Care Act on 1 April 2015, all safeguarding adult boards are placed on a statutory footing.

If you would like copies of any report or further information regarding membership of the board, please email:

Useful documents

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