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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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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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Child Law Advice

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children's Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law. We can provide: impartial Legal Advice on Child, Family and Education law free information pages on Child, Family and Education law telephone advice…
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ChildLine

ChildLine is always open - call anytime. ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.If you're scared or feel…
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Childnet International

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. We have resources for children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and professionals to help use the internet safely At…
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Children and Family Health Devon - Single point of access

The Single Point of Access (SPA) aims to ensure a consistent and efficient response to referrals to the Children and Family Health Devon. The SPA co-ordinates incoming referrals and seeks to ensure that they follow the appropriate pathway for the child's needs. All complex referrals…
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1a Capital CourtBittern RoadSowton Industrial EstateEXETERDEVONEX2 7FW

Chinese Lantern Project Helpline

We offer a free telephone helpline service for the Chinese Community in the Southwest region. We assist members of the Community who are isolated because of language or cultural barriers. We offer support and referral services and signpost to other organisations if required.
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Coalition Against Learning Disability Hate Crime (CALDHC)

CALDHC is made up of Voluntary Sector organisations in Devon and Cornwall working with support from members of the statutory sector to address hostility, abuse, cruelty and hate crime against people with a learning disability.
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Community Connector - Community Development Work (Livewest Housing Association)

To provide community support to Livewest residents through a variety of community development activities and initiatives. To work with residents to help make their neighbourhoods great places to live.  
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1, Wellington WayExeterDevonEX5 2FZ

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service - Home fire safety checks and visits

The damage caused by fire in the home can have devastating consequences and a large number of fires could have been prevented if potential hazards in the home were identified and eliminated and the residents had a plan in case of an emergency.To assist with…
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Service HeadquartersThe KnowleClyst St GeorgeExeterDevonEX3 0NW

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service - Staying Safe

Provide help and advice to prevent fires and limit the damage they cause. Home Safety checks (and visits) are possible.
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Service HeadquartersThe KnowleClyst St GeorgeExeterDevonEX3 0NW
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