Safeguarding app and podcasts

The app has been designed for all Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) partner agencies. It's useful for all staff, who provide care and support whatever their role, to any adult in any setting.

It uses innovative swipe screen technology to guide you through a series of decision referral pathways, making it easier to recognise risk and know what to do if you have a concern.

There is a wealth of practical advice and information, the app has links to referral processes and operational policies and guidance.

The app contains information about the DSAB's GCSX email addresses, which is now out of date. Professionals should refer to the safeguarding adult referral section and form for current email contacts for making safeguarding adult referrals.

The app provides professionals with:

  • the categories of abuse
  • hate crime
  • the principles of safeguarding adults
  • making safeguarding personal (MSP)
  • what to do if you have a concern about an adult at risk
  • how to share information in the right way
  • child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • adult trafficking and modern slavery
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • the Government's prevent strategy, and channel

The referral pathways include:

  • safeguarding adults
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • domestic abuse
  • Prevent strategy
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005

The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.


Podcasts are a quick and easy way to listen to topics of interest at a time to suit you.

There are currently 13 podcasts available:

  • Episode 1 - The UK Prevent strategy and what it means for NHS staff
  • Episode 2 - The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Episode 3 - Mental capacity (an introduction)
  • Episode 4 - Best interests
  • Episode 5 - Protection for healthcare and treatment actions and restraint
  • Episode 6 - Lasting power of attorney
  • Episode 7 - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Episode 8 - Children, young people and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Episode 9 - Financial abuse and its place in the health workplace
  • Episode 10 - Domestic abuse (Part 1)
  • Episode 11 - Domestic abuse (Part 2)
  • Episode 12 - Self-neglect (1)
  • Episode 13 - Self-neglect (2)
  • Episode 14 - VARM - what is VARM? - new
  • Episode 15 - VARM case study - new

Additional podcasts will continue to be produced on a range of safeguarding subjects.

Download the podcasts

NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG podcasts.