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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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Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service - Splitz

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 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

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…
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The BeehiveDowell StHonitonDevonEX14 1LZ

Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

We offer a specialist support and counselling service for women aged 13 and over and men aged 13-25 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…
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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. Counsellors are qualified registered members of…
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1st Floor, Invicta House, The PillBidefordDevonEX39 2PF

East & Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership

A partnership to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in East & Mid Devon Districts. Our Priorities are: reducing anti-social behaviour reducing the impact of problematic alcohol or drugs use raising awareness of domestic and sexual abuse services and support raising awareness of child sexual exploitation…
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Phoenix HousePhoenix LaneTivertonDevonEX16 6PP

Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Embrace works with law enforcement agencies and safeguarding professionals in a variety of ways. We forge meaningful partnerships with organisations to deliver help. Our range of emotional, practical, specialist and cheer-up support services make a big difference in brightening young people’s lives after the devastating…
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Embrace CVOC27 Old Cloucester StreetLondonWC1A 3AX

Emergency Helpline Alarm Service

Press the red alarm button for 24 hour help - ensuring a swift response in an emergency and enabling independant 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 Insdustrial EstateBidefordDevonEX39 3HN

Environmental Health

Environmental Health is made up of a number of services which are provided by your district, city or borough council. The aim is to improve people's health and quality of life. These services help to make sure that the food you eat is safe, the…
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