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The app contains information about the DSAB's GCSX email addresses, which is now out of date.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 17 podcasts available:

  1. Domestic Abuse (part 1)
  2. Domestic Abuse (part 2)
  3. Financial Abuse
  4. Making Safeguarding Personal (part 1)
  5. Making Safeguarding Personal (part 2)
  6. Mental Capacity Act Introduction
  7. Mental Capacity And How To Assess It
  8. Best Interests
  9. Protection For Healthcare And Treatment Actions
  10. Lasting Powers Of Attorney
  11. Deprivation Of Liberty
  12. Prevent (29 October 2015)
  13. Self-neglect (part 1)
  14. Self-neglect (part 2)
  15. STOMP
  16. VARM – What Is VARM?
  17. 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.