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

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.