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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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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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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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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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First Light

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…
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Metropolitan House37 Craigie DriveThe MillfieldPlymouthDevonPL1 3JB

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

Galop

Galop is the LGBT anti-violence charity, making life safe, just and fair for LGBT people. Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  We also support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had…
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Unit 2g, Leroy House, 436Essex RoadLondonN1 3QP

Gilead Foundations

Supported accommodation is offered to woman to help them develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit.  This is inspired through our support staff who creates a supportice nurturing space to enable individuals to develop and thive and transition into a new and independent…
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Gilead FoundationRisdon FarmJacobstoweOkehamptonDevonEX20 3AJ

Guinness Care Lifeline

Lifeline is a personal alarm system worn as a discreet wrist strap or necklace pendant and connected to a 24 hour response centre which is open 365 days a year. If you are unwell or concerned about your safety at home you trigger the alarm and…
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Helpline - Personal Alarms for the Elderly

Helpline provides alarms for the elderly to ensure peace of mind for you and your family. Our five-star service means that the concerns of you and your loved one are our number one priority. We’ve been in the business for a long time and are proud of…
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Helpline Limited1 Harley StreetLondonW1G 9QD
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