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Many services will be experiencing disruption at this time. Please contact them directly for further information.

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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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Taking Care - Personal Alarm Service for Elderly

The Taking Care Personal Alarm for the elderly gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that if there is an accident or they have a fall, they can get help quickly. A discreet personal communication system that summons help instantly, 24 hrs a…
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Tarka Child Contact Centre

The Tarka Child Contact Centre offers a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with the absentee parents, and sometimes other family members, when there is no other viable option.  The Centre is easily accessible, in pleasant surroundings, with…
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Teign Housing and Teign Care Services

Teign Housing is a charity and registered social landlord that manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon, from Dartmoor National Park to the urban centres of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish. We are dedicated to raising the standard of our housing services in Teignbridge through…
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Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (Sanctuary Supported Living)

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service provides support for women, men and children who need advice and protection from domestic abuse. Sanctuary Supported Living can help by providing either office or community-based support, whether clients are in the process of leaving a relationship, wish to stay, or have already…
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Torbay Emergency Duty Service

The Emergency Duty Service provides a emergency generic social work service covering the full range of Child Care and Adult Services across the whole of Torbay. It includes Safeguarding Children, families and carers in crisis including domestic violence, parenting issues and mental health, as well…
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Torbay Family Information Service Directory

The Family Information Service (FIS) Directory provides information for families and people working with them in Torbay. You can browse categories or search to find details of childcare, local events, school holiday activities, leisure clubs, sports clubs, support and advice and much more. You can…
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Victim Care Devon and Cornwall

Victim Care Devon and Cornwall was introduced to make a significant change in victim care with the establishment of a police based victim care unit and a network of support service providers. The Victim Care Unit will make contact with victims of reported crime that need support.…
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Victim Support

If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.We are…
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Virtually S@fe

Virtually S@fe is a small project that offers practical online safety advice for people in Torbay and aims to keep children safer online. Virtually S@fe does two things: Provides special presentations for children and young people in schoolsGives ‘hands on’ online safety advice for parents,…
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Witness Care Unit - Exeter Crown Court

The aim of witness care units is to provide a single point of contact for victims and witnesses for information about the progress of their cases and to minimise the stress of attending court. Witnesses are essential to successful prosecutions and we are committed to…
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