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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 and Cornwall SARCs

Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) offer medical, practical and emotional support. They have specially trained NHS doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you. If you decide to report the assault to the police, they can arrange for you to attend a SARC for medical…
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Devon Autism Alert Card

We are offering a card designed to help people with autism in Devon. Carried by people, over the age of ten, with the condition, the card identifies its carrier as a person living with autism, which affects how they communicate with or relate to other…
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Devon County Council

Devon County Council provides a range of services to support Devon residents (excluding those living in Torbay and Plymouth who have their own unitary authorities). Key Devon County Council services include: Adult and Community Learning enrol and pay for a course. Care and Health: adult…
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County HallTopsham RoadExeterDevonEX2 4QD

Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service - Splitz Support Service

Splitz is an independent charity and leading provider of domestic abuse support services. Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service run by Splitz is a holistic, outreach service for women, men and their families who have experienced domestic abuse. Our helpline takes self and agency referrals and…
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Buckland House, Park FiveHarrier WaySowton Industrial EstateExeterDevonEX2 7HU

Devon Homelink

Devon Homelink, a part of North Devon Homes, provide emergency response alarms for households in North Devon.  The alarms will connect the user to a 24/7 call centre at the press of a button and can be installed in any house that has a landline.   There are…
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North Devon HomesWestacott RoadBarnstapleDevonEX32 8TA

Devon Link-Up

Devon Link-Up is a service user-led organisation for people with learning disabilities and autism who live in Devon.    We aim to give people a voice and choice about the things that are important in their lives. Devon Link-Up offers a range of activities and…
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Heathfield FarmStation RoadBroadcylstExeterDevonEX5 3AR

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

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. We can also offer counselling by…
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1st Floor, Invicta House, The PillBidefordDevonEX39 2PF

East & Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed a legal responsibility on certain public bodies and other agencies to work together to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime locally, in order to improve quality of life and to create a safer living and working…
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Blackdown HouseBorder RoadHeathpark Industrial EstateHonitonDevonEX14 1EJ

Emergency Helpline Alarm Service

Press the red alarm button for 24 hour help - ensuring a swift response in an emergency and enabling independent living in your own home.  Giving reassurance and confidence to clients, carers and relatives. Available to anybody in North Devon (not just our residents). Free…
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Tarka HouseClovelly Road Industrial EstateBidefordDevonEX39 3HN
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