Safeguarding Adults

Derbyshire Constabulary works with a number of agencies to ensure adults at risk are safeguarded from harm and can report any instances of abuse with confidence.

An 'adult at risk' is anyone aged 18 or over who appears to be eligible for local authority / mental health services because they:

  • have a physical or sensory disability
  • have a learning disability
  • have mental health needs
  • are a frail older person

and/or are unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation.

Getting help

If you, or someone you know, are suffering from this type of abuse and it is a criminal matter, call our 101-non-emergency number. In an emergency always call 999, such as where someone needs protecting from immediate harm.

If you need advice and want to talk to someone who can help, you can contact Derby City Council's services between 9am and 5pm on 01332 640777, Minicom 01332 640666, fax 01332 643299 or e-mail to their secure e-mail address of SMGReceptionTeam@derby.gov.uk.cjsm.net

Out of hours, you can contact Careline on 01332 786968.

Find out more

You can get more information and advice from the Derby Safeguarding Adults Board website.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.