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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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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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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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Early Help Flag
8-10, St Davids HillSt David'sEXETERDEVONEX4 3RQ

Estuary League Of Friends - Key Safe Fitting

Estuary League of Friends will fit a key safe so that in case of an emergency or to allow relatives to access your home.
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Nancy Potter HouseNelson CloseTopshamExeterDevonEX3 0DX

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

Exmouth Beach Rescue Club

Exmouth Beach Rescue Club provides: Water safety cover for local and national events. Voluntary lifeguard patrols on Exmouth beach. Relevant training and qualifications for life guards and junior members. Fitness training for all members. Links to, and training for other surf  life saving clubs. Competition at…
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Exmouth Beach Rescue Club HeadquartersQueens DriveEXMOUTHDEVONEX8 2AY

Family Lives South West

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

Fire Safety Training

Level 1 and 2 awards for all staff or Fire Marshalls, Wardens etc Includes Fire Extinguisher training
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Rifle Volunteer InnSt Ann's ChapelGunnislakeCornwallPL18 9HL

First Light (formerly Twelves Company)

First Light is a registered charity (No. 1090457), based in Plymouth, which supports people living in Plymouth and the surrounding area, who have suffered historical or recent sexual violence, abuse and rape. We also provide art therapy for children who are experiencing recent abuse. All services are free to…
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Early Help Flag
Metropolitan House37 Craigie DriveThe MillfieldPlymouthDevonPL1 3JB

Free Divorce, Separation and Child Arrangements Information and Advice

Free Online Information Oratto is a free to use resource for anyone seeking information or advice on family law issues. Our website has useful guides on a wide range of family law matters, such as divorce, separation, child arrangements (sometimes still called custody or access),…
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