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

Unpaid carers

In Derbyshire there are over 93,000 unpaid carers, according to the 2011 census. 

Three in five people will become a carer at some point in their lives for a family member, friend or neighbour, and almost everyone will know family members, friends and colleagues who are carers, so it’s a role that many of us will occupy at some stage in our lives.

Unpaid carers may not recognise themselves as a carer and may see their carer role as part of being a husband, wife, partner, sibling, parent, child or friend

It’s important for unpaid carers to recognise themselves in this role, in order for their contributions to be acknowledged and them be accorded their legal rights under the Care Act.  It is a priority area of work for the DSAB to prevent safeguarding concerns arising in carer relationships by ensuring carers and the people they care for know how to access support and advice to keep them safe and well.

In the Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) carers podcast, Tom Brown, who is the Senior Practitioner with the DSAB, chats with Bev and Lisa, about their experiences as unpaid carers.  Tom also talks with Jude Boyle who is the Carers Lead at Derbyshire County Council and Helen Weston who is the Interim CEO from Derbyshire Carers Association.

Person in a position of trust (PIPOT)

In September 2021 a podcast was recorded to provide practitioners and managers from all Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board partner agencies with some basic information about the process and Framework in Derbyshire for making allegations against a person in a position of trust (PIPOT). The podcast is around 10 minutes long.

Listen to the podcast

Vulnerable Adult Risk Management (VARM)

To help clarify the VARM process in Derbyshire there are 2 podcasts - 'What is VARM?' and 'VARM Case Study' - which have been collaboratively produced and explain how the process works, citing examples based on real cases. You can also watch the VARM podcasts in British Sign language format.

However, we would encourage professionals to read the VARM policy and practice guidance along with a flowchart, referral form and the other documentation you will need.

Learning from lives and deaths of people with a learning disability and autistic people (LeDeR)

Natalie Gee, Service Manager for Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board talks with Lisa Coppinger, Local Area Contact (LAC) for LeDeR with the Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group about learning from lives and deaths of people with a Learning Disability and autistic people (LeDeR) and why the work is important in relation to safeguarding adults in Derbyshire.


Scams are a huge issue affecting so many people of all ages and backgrounds.

In partnership with Derbyshire’s Financial Abuse Working Group, we have produced a podcast about scams. We'd like to thank Angela Lobley and Tracey Allen for their contributions.

The podcast includes an account from an adult in Derbyshire who was scammed but with the support of Derbyshire Scam Watch, there was a positive outcome.

The podcast was recorded under COVID-19 restrictions, with the presenters unable to meet face-to-face, so we’d ask for your understanding about the quality of the recording in parts.  However, we hope you’ll still find the podcast informative and helpful.

Keep up-to-date about scams by following the Derbyshire Police Fraud Team on Twitter.

NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group podcasts

The NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS DDCCG) podcasts cover subjects such as domestic abuse, making safeguarding personal (MSP), the Mental Capacity Act and self-neglect.