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

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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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Virtually S@fe

Virtually S@fe is a small project that offers practical online safety advice for people in Torbay and aims to keep children safer online. Virtually S@fe does two things: Provides special presentations for children and young people in schoolsGives ‘hands on’ online safety advice for parents,…
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Home Safeguard

The Home Safeguard service allows users to live independently, safe in the knowledge that help will reach them quickly if needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telecare alarm service uses technology to enable older people, those living with long-term conditions…
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Housing, Home Safeguard12a Lymebourne ParkSidmouthDevonEX10 9HY

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity - Devon

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) provide support and advice to serving and ex-serving people and their families in need. To support those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both.    
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Room FO2, Building 7, Wyvern BarracksBarrack RoadExeterDevonEX2 6AR

Are You OK?

If your partner or someone in your family is hurting your mind or your body that is not OK and support is available.     Are You Ok? is a website containing advice and information on domestic abuse and sexual violence, as well as a…
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Ask The Police

'Ask the Police' is an official police resource that provides Q&A's to a wide variety of the general public's most frequently asked policing questions. It offers an alternative online option, reducing calls to the police, freeing up resources and saving money. The website provides links…
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Helpline - Personal Alarms for the Elderly

Helpline provides alarms for the elderly to ensure peace of mind for you and your family. Our five-star service means that the concerns of you and your loved one are our number one priority. We’ve been in the business for a long time and are proud of…
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Helpline Limited1 Harley StreetLondonW1G 9QD

Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

We offer a specialist support and counselling service for individuals aged 13 and over who have experienced any kind of rape or sexual violence. We also offer listening, emotional and practical support and advocacy through our helpline service and our email support service. We offer support…
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PO Box 765ExeterDevonEX1 9TG

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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14, Bridgeland StreetBidefordDevonEX39 2QE

Act Against Bullying (AAB)

Act Against Bullying are a registered charity, offering practical advice on all forms of bullying, helping children who are bullied, their parents and carers with helpful advice. We campaign to influence policy to reduce bullying in schools where possible and provide resources.
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