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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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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

Night and Gale - Emergency Response to Non Injury Falls

Night and Gale is a new emergency response service easing pressure on ambulances and reducing wait times for those who have had a non-injury fall. Night and Gale takes away the worry having to wait when you need help the most. We remove the need…
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5, Crosscut WayHonitonDevonEX14 2DX

Nightstop Devon

Nightstop provides same day emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people, between the ages of 16-25, in the homes of volunteer hosts who have been trained and vetted. Young people are referred to Nightstop by agencies and are risk assessed before being placed with a…
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Julian House Bike WorkshopMarket StreetExeterDevonEX1 1BW

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

North Devon Refuge and Floating Support

The Refuge is a confidential address where women, children and young people can go to escape domestic violence and abuse. It provides a safe and comfortable environment for women, children and young people, giving them time and space to get their lives back on track.…
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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

Sometimes it feels like your independence is being taken away. Telecare can help bring it back for you; whether that's giving you greater confidence in your own home and garden or providing that little bit of extra support if you want to go out. Telecare…
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TQ1 3QH

The Oak Centre - Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

The Oak Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), based at a safe, secure and discreet location in Exeter. All our staff are specially trained to support those who have experienced rape and/or sexual assault, recently or in the past, in a non-judgmental manner.…
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4 Kew CourtPynes HillExeterDevonEX2 5AZ

Open Door Exmouth

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