Equality and diversity

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to embedding the core values of equality and diversity in all safeguarding adults work. The following equality and diversity vision statement has been adopted by both the Derbyshire and Derby Safeguarding Adults Boards.

"Derby Safeguarding Adults Board and Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board are committed to promoting equality. The SABs aspire to remove the barriers of institutional discrimination and oppression in safeguarding adults practice across the city and county.

"Safeguarding means protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Safeguarding adults is everybody's business. Everybody is different and diversity will be celebrated and respected. Everybody will be treated fairly, with accessible information, advice and support to help stay safe and maintain control of their lives."