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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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Mid Devon District Council Lifeline Alarms

A Lifeline alarm provides help at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service provides peace of mind to people who feel at risk in their own homes. It gives people the freedom to live their life independently…
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MDDC Housing DepartmentPhoenix HousePhoenix LaneTivertonDevonEX16 6LB

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

We want to keep all children and young people in Devon safe from harm so that they can have opportunities available to them and are able to reach their full potential. If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want…
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National organisations - Bullying

Bullying can affect both children and adults.  Here are some national organisations. Act Against Bullying (AAB) Act Against Bullying are a registered charity, offering practical advice on all forms of bullying, helping children who are bullied, their parents and carers with helpful advice. Bullying UK…
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National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Childline

We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk, and find the best ways of preventing child abuse. So when a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. If a law needs to…
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NSPCC, Weston House, 42Curtain RoadLondonEC2A 3NH

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales. Through these services NYAS provides a safety net for…
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National Youth Advocacy Service,Egerton House, 2 Tower RoadBirkenheadCH41 1FN

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA) Refuge & Community Programme

NDADA provides a refuge for women and their children escaping domestic violence and abuse and a full programme of services in the community. provision of safe, appropriate accommodation (the foundation of our services) The provision of 1:1 specialist support to achieve safety from their abuser including…
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PO Box 141BARNSTAPLEDEVONEX32 7YN

North Devon Sunrise

North Devon Sunrise is a community support organisation, primarily focusing on the needs of people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and diverse communities. The organisation supports some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Northern Devon (and surrounding areas) including: victims of…
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Sunrise Community Centre25 Castle StreetBarnstapleDevonEX31 1DR

NRS Telecare Torbay

We can provide free advice from specialist advisors to help you find the right combination of telecare equipment so you can maintain the lifestyle you want. We provide the equipment and monitoring service for one affordable monthly payment as well as a small installation fee.…
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Open Door Exmouth

Local charity making a positive difference in our community and helping those most in need. Current projects: Community Cafe Parent Hub Ice Project Craft Room Haven Men's Shed Volunteering opportunities with training and references available where needed. For more information about our projects and the…
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St Saviours HouseChurch StreetExmouthDevonEX8 1PE

Personal Alarm Watch

Personal Alarm Watch is the highest rated alarm service in the UK. They provide a unique personal alarm for the elderly that with the press of a button can get you emergency help anywhere you go. Unlike traditional Lifeline Alarms or Telecare which only works inside your…
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39 Lilestone StreetLondonEnglandNW8 8SS
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