Membership

There are three statutory member organisations of the Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB), which are:

  • Derbyshire County Council Adult Care
  • Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Derbyshire Constabulary

In addition, the DSAB has representation from the following organisations:

  • Age UK Derby and Derbyshire
  • Board Manager
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Derby Diocese
  • Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire County Council Community Safety
  • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Derbyshire Mind
  • Derbyshire Voluntary Action
  • Derbyshire, Leicester, Nottingham and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company
  • DHU Healthcare CIC
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Healthwatch Derbyshire
  • HMP Foston Hall
  • HMP Sudbury
  • Housing/Environmental Health (District Councils)
  • Independent Chair
  • National Probation Service Derbyshire
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Advisors to the Board are:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • Derbyshire County Council Legal Department

Independent Chair - Andy Searle

Andy is a retired police officer who has worked in adult safeguarding for the last seven years of service, retiring in 2006.

Andy has been involved in chairing Safeguarding Adults Boards across the North West since 2007 and in the Summer of 2014 was appointed to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board. He said:

"I have lived in Derbyshire all my married life so it made sense for me to try and make a difference in the area where I live.

"I hopefully bring experience and knowledge to Derbyshire but we all work together as a board collectively, borrowing good ideas from across the country and sharing our own developed good practice.

"My role as Independent Chair is exactly that, I am truly independent and I support and encourage partners to work collaboratively for the benefit of adults with needs for care and support. I hold partners to account, ensuring that they do what they say they are going to do and ensure that all play their role to address the issues surrounding abuse and neglect in the adult world.

"Partnership work is the way forward; if every individual and every agency or voluntary group takes responsibility for making adult safeguarding everyone’s business we will really make a difference to Derbyshire residents."