Organisations across Derby and Derbyshire are working together to ensure that:
Under the Care Act 2014, the safeguarding adults procedures apply to anyone aged 18 or over who:
Abuse is a violation of a person's rights or dignity by someone else. There are many kinds of abuse:
This could be hitting, slapping, pushing or 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:
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 us and we will take your concerns seriously.
Contact details to make a referral to Derby City Council, Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
You can contact Careline (Derby's out of hours emergency social care service):
If something needs to be done straight away to protect someone from abuse or harm, call the emergency number 999 (24 hours). The Deaf and hearing impaired community can use the National Short Message Servive (SMS) Emergency Service. To use this service you will need to register at www.emergencysms.org.uk
Alternatively, if it is a non-emergency criminal matter, you can call the local police on telephone number 101, text 07800 002414 or fax 01773 571102.
This video introduces the city’s safeguarding leads, gives an overview of what they do and educates the viewer on how to make a referral if they think an adult may be at risk.
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub
Derby City Council
The Council House