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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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Journey After Child Abuse Team - JACAT (Devon Integrated Children's Services)

The Journey After Child Abuse Team works specifically with children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse. Sexual abuse includes engaging young people in sexual activities including sexual assault, as well as non-contact abuse such as involving young people in looking at pornographic material and sending…
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1a Capital CourtBittern RoadSowton Industrial EstateExeterDevonEX2 7FW

Lifeline24

Lifeline24 is a dedicated national Telecare provider that provides a low cost Telecare personal alarm service for anyone that is frail, elderly or disabled living in the United Kingdom. Our emergency care team have recently been awarded Platinum status by the industry body, the Telecare Services Authority. This…
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Unit 3 Longs Business Centre232 Fakenham RoadTaverhamNorwichNorfolkNR8 6QW

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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MedicAlert

MedicAlert provides vital details in an emergency, because every moment matters. We support members with a wide range of medical conditions and allergies, which we help them to describe on a custom made emblem. MedicAlert also keeps secure, detailed medical records for our members which…
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327-329 Witan CourtUpper Fourth StreetMilton KeynesMK9 1EH

Men's Advice Line

Advice and for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Confidential helpline 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; signposting you to…
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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

More Positive Me CIC

Support for those who have experienced domestic abuse or unhealthy relationships.  We run monthly support sessions in Newton Abbot and Exeter for those who are now out of abusive or controlling relationships. We also run Changing Patterns Courses, a more intense course which is four days…
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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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EXETERDEVONEX2 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
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