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Many services will be experiencing disruption at this time. Please contact them directly for further information.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council's Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Staying safe

Here you can find information and advice about keeping safe. You can find information on topics such as crime prevention or who to contact if someone you know is being abused

If you think a vulnerable adult is being abused in any way, tell someone. You can speak in confidence to one of the Safeguarding Adults teams. 

  • For Devon contact Care Direct on 0345 1551 007 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays) or email csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk 

    If an emergency situation happens outside these hours or on a Bank Holiday contact the Emergency Duty Service on 0345 6000 388.

  • For Torbay call 01803 219700 or email Safeguarding Adults

 

 If you are worried about a child:

  • For Devon call 0345 155 1071 (out of hours 0845 6000 388)
  • For Torbay call 01803 208100  (out of hours 0300 4564 876)

If the problem needs immediate action phone 999.

If you want to contact the police but don’t think the issue requires immediate action call 101.

 Also, please see the useful information and guidance tab below.

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Devon Essential Medical Services (DEMS]

DEMS is a Registered Charity operating out of Torquay and Buckfastleigh. We offer an Event Medical Service, Community and Workplace First Aid Training Service, together with a Patient Transfer Service providing both ambulance and car based transport including a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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TorquayTQ2 7DS

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you.  We are here to help…
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Tarka Child Contact Centre

The Tarka Child Contact Centre offers a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with the absentee parents, and sometimes other family members, when there is no other viable option.  The Centre is easily accessible, in pleasant surroundings, with…
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Bideford Bay Childrens Centre, Victoria ParkKingsley RoadBidefordDevonEX39 2QQ

The Royal British Legion - Care Phones

If you live alone and are worried about falling, or if you have recently left hospital and are worried about moving around with an injury or disability, RBL can install a care phone free of charge.
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The Royal British Legion - Handy Van

If you're having trouble with those small household repairs and minor adaptations around your home and are one of our beneficiaries, The Royal British Legion can provide our handy van service known as Poppy Calls. We have a dedicated and trusted team of experienced handypeople…
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Royal National Lifeboat Institute - Torbay

Torbay has been served by Lifeboats since 1866 and Brixham has provided the base for a lifeboat since then. The Station was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Torbay in 1988.  For a period just under 50 years Torquay had a lifeboat station, Dartmouth…
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Torbay Lifeboat StationBerryhead RoadBrixhamDevonTQ5 9AB

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

We want to keep all children and young people in Devon safe from harm so that they can have opportunities available to them and are able to reach their full potential. If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want…
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Domestic Abuse Counselling Support (DACS)

DACS is a 1-1 counselling service for children and young people (CYP) aged between 8-18 years of age whose lives have been affected by experiencing domestic abuse. Counselling takes place from offices in Bideford and Barnstaple and is confidential. Counsellors are qualified registered members of…
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1st Floor, Invicta House, The PillBidefordDevonEX39 2PF

Refuge

Refuge supports thousands of women and children on any given day through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services. There is no single package of services to meet those needs – no ‘one size fits all’. Refuge offers…
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Refuge, International House, 1St. Katharines WayLondonE1W 1UN

Revenge Porn Helpline

Call us for free, confidential advice and support. Whilst we cannot guarantee removal of all images online, our exceptional partnerships with internet industry partners allows us to minimise the reach, and some of the harm caused by revenge porn. Revenge PornA term used to describe…
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