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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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Home Safeguard

The Home Safeguard service allows users to live independently, safe in the knowledge that help will reach them quickly if needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telecare alarm service uses technology to enable older people, those living with long-term conditions…
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Housing, Home Safeguard12a Lymebourne ParkSidmouthDevonEX10 9HY

Ladies' Lounge

Ladies Lounge is a women's only drop in, its located on the 2nd floor of the Salvation Army Building on Market Street, Torquay.  It supports vulnerable women, it is a registered Charity and run by lovely caring volunteers. During the Pandemic Torbay Ladies' Lounge meets on…
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Ladies Lounge C/O Salvation Army27 Market StreetTorquayDevonTQ1 3AF

Lions Club - Message in a Bottle Scheme

Simple but effective scheme which stores life saving information in a common place, the fridge, known to and easily found by emergency services. In this readily identified container are personal details, GP details, brief description of any medical conditions or allergies and family contact details.…
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Lone Alarms: alarms for lone workers

We provide alarms to lone workers, mobile workers, and anybody else who wants to feel protected and reassured. All of our alarm users receive a 24/7 monitoring service from our Response Team. Every member of the team has had extensive training to provide the best…
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40 Barnard RoadBowthorpe Employment AreaNorwich,NR5 9JB

Men's Advice Line

Advice and for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Confidential helpline and email help for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner, or from other family members. We help by giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice;…
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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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EX2 4QQ

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

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…
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PO Box 141BARNSTAPLEDEVONEX32 7YN
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