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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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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

NSPCC Net Aware

Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world. To help parents know how to keep their children safe online, we have developed Net Aware, a guide primarily aimed at parents, featuring…
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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 - Child Contact Centre

Based at The Open Door Centre in Exmouth, between 2 and 4pm on alternate Saturdays, our Child Contact Centre is a safe space for non-resident parents to spend time with their child/children with toys, games, crafts and support on hand, if needed. Our Child Contact…
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St Saviours HouseChurch StreetExmouthDevonEX8 1PE

Open Door - Nightshift

A street based support service operating in Exmouth town every Saturday night between 9:30 pm and 1 am. For further information, please see www.opendoorexmouth.org.uk or call 01395 224218  
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St Saviour's HouseChurch StreetExmouthDevonEX8 1PE

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

Own It

The BBC has launched a website for 9 to 12 year olds to help them maximise opportunities in the digital world as well as helping them to develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online. 
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