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The app contains information about the DSAB's GCSX email addresses, which is now out of date.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 18 podcasts available:

  1. Domestic abuse (part 1)
  2. Domestic abuse (part 2)
  3. Financial abuse and its place in the health workplace
  4. Making Safeguarding Personal (part 1)
  5. Making Safeguarding Personal (part 2)
  6. The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  7. Mental capacity (an introduction)
  8. Best interests
  9. Protection for healthcare and treatment actions and restraint
  10. Lasting powers of attorney
  11. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  12. Children, young people and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  13. The UK Prevent strategy and what it means for NHS staff
  14. Good practice self-neglect (1)
  15. Good practice self-neglect (2)
  16. STOMP
  17. VARM – What is VARM?
  18. VARM – Case study

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

Download the podcasts

NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG podcasts.