Organisations across Derby Derbyshire are working together to ensure that:
We mean anyone aged 18 or over who appears to be eligible for Local Authority / Mental Health Services because they:
and/or are unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation.
Abuse is a violation of a person's rights or dignity by someone else. There are many kinds of abuse including:
This could be hitting, slapping, pushing and kicking.
This includes rape and sexual assault or sexual acts to which the adult at risk:
This could be:
It can be done by anyone - including relatives and family members, professional staff, paid care workers, volunteers, other users of services, neighbours, friends and associates or strangers.
If you are the victim of abuse, or you think you know someone who is being or has been abused, it is really important to get help and advice.
Contact details to make a referral to Adults, Health and Housing, Derby City Council:
if you are using a secure 'cjsm' email account you can email the Safeguarding Referral Form to SMGReceptionTeam@derby.gov.uk.cjsm.net - please note that you can only use this email address. If you are unsure or do not have a secure email account then please send your referral using the fax number instead.
For Derbyshire County referrals, the Safeguarding Referral Form should be faxed to the appropriate Area Office. The fax number will be given to you by calling 08456 058058.
You can contact Careline (Derby's out of hours emergency social care service) on 01332 786968.
If something needs to be done straight away to protect someone from abuse or harm, call the emergency number 999 (24 hours).
Alternatively, if it is a non-emergency criminal matter, you can call the local Police on telephone number 101.
For other departments of Derby City Council or external agencies to make a referral to Adult Social Care, complete and submit the Safeguarding Adults at Risk eform.
The Derby Safeguarding Adults Board and Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults at Risk Partnership Board have joint policy and procedures, and threshold guidance: