Safeguarding adult referrals

For all safeguarding adult referrals please telephone the relevant local authority to make the referral before submitting the referral form.

Derbyshire County Council

  • between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays tel: 01629 533190
  • outside office hours tel: 01629 532600

If you are emailing from a GCSx, GSi, PNN, NHS or CJSM network connected email address you can send the referral form securely to the following email accounts:

Amber Valley (Ripley, Alfreton, Belper)


Bolsover (Clowne, Whitwell)




Erewash (Long Eaton, Ilkeston)


High Peak (Glossop, Buxton, Matlock)


North East Derbyshire (Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington)


South Dales (Ashbourne, Swadlincote, Shardlow, Willington, Hilton, Etwall)


Derby City Council

  • tel: 01332 642855
  • outside office hours tel: 01332 786968

You can also send the referral form by email: or fax: 01332 643299.

Adult safeguarding decision making guidance

The adult safeguarding decision making guidance is attached to this page. It provides guidance to support decision-making in relation to completing adult safeguarding referrals.

This guidance is not a substitute for professional judgement, nor does it set rigid guidance for practitioners. It is to be used as a framework to inform decision-making. If there is any doubt, the safeguarding process should be followed.

The adult referral form is also attached to this page.

Both the guidance and referral form should be used in conjunction with the Derby and Derbyshire safeguarding adults procedures.