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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 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

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

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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Esther Community

We provide a safe and supportive environment for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness. Our objective is to be the first step on the journey to securing and maintaining permanent accommodation. Working within a multi-agency framework we ensure that the best and most…
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8-10, St Davids HillEXETERDEVONEX4 3RQ

Exeter Community Initiatives - True North

What is True North? Devon Family Resource has secured funding for a two-year pilot mentoring and diversionary activity project for young males aged 10-14, living in households with a history of domestic violence, in and around the city of Exeter. Designed to improve outcomes for young…
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Exeter Community Initiatives148-149 Fore StreetExeterDevonEX4 3AN

Exmoor Search and Rescue Team

Searches for missing or injured persons and removes them to a place of safety. A resource to the Devon and Cornwall and Avon and Somerset Police Forces. Membership is open to anyone of age 18 or over. Registered Charity Number 1098037.
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Unit 4, Limefield SouthPathfields Business ParkSouth MoltonDevonEX36 3LH

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, step-parents and non-resident…
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Palace Chambers 41-42London RoadStroudGloucestershireGL5 2AJ

First Line Protect - Personal SOS, Fall and GPS Tracking Alarms

Receive the highest level of care, with industry-leading technology and software experts. Personal SOS Alarms are designed to help individuals live more independently. The service is also highly valuable for those who live alone, are at risk of falling, living with dementia, epilepsy, disability or a…
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3rd Floor86-90 Paul StreetLondonLondonEC2A 4NE
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