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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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Devon Essential Medical Services (DEMS]

DEMS is a Registered Charity operating out of Torquay and Buckfastleigh. We offer an Event Medical Service, Community and Workplace First Aid Training Service, together with a Patient Transfer Service providing both ambulance and car based transport including a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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TorquayTQ2 7DS

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

Saga SOS Personal Alarm

Saga SOS personal alarm Reassurance in and around your home, from only £15.95 per month* No start up costs. No delivery charges. First month free and free bogus caller button! Has one of your family or friends taken a bad fall or injured themselves at…
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Cheriton Parc HouseCheriton High StreetCheritonFolkestoneKentCT18 8AN

Social Care - Emergency Duty Service

Provision of emergency Social care and advice for clients urgently in need out of office hours (not including Torbay and Plymouth). Part of Devon County Council. A generic emergency service responding to social care emergencies (both adults and children) which cannot be safely left until…
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Home from Hospital service

Returning home from hospital can leave you worried about how you will cope and whether you need extra support. Our Home from Hospital care service makes the transition easier and can normally be arranged within days. The service is designed to help the elderly and…
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PPP Taking CareOld Broad StreetLondonEC2N 1AD

Safe Home Assessments

Book a Safe Home Assessment to receive recommendations and advice on how to make your home safer to live in. A trained assessor will identify any general risk or hazards to health, safety and security including trip hazards. They’ll check you are managing at home…
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PPP Taking CareLinhay HouseAshburtonDevonTQ13 7UP

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you.  We are here to help…
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Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Embrace works with law enforcement agencies and safeguarding professionals in a variety of ways. We forge meaningful partnerships with organisations to deliver help. Our range of emotional, practical, specialist and cheer-up support services make a big difference in brightening young people’s lives after the devastating…
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Embrace CVOC27 Old Cloucester StreetLondonWC1A 3AX

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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Bideford Bay Childrens Centre, Victoria ParkKingsley RoadBidefordDevonEX39 2QQ

The Royal British Legion - Care Phones

If you live alone and are worried about falling, or if you have recently left hospital and are worried about moving around with an injury or disability, RBL can install a care phone free of charge.
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