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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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Galop: the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity

Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. We specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. We…
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Unit 2g, Leroy House, 436Essex RoadLondonN1 3QP

Guinness Care Lifeline

Lifeline is a personal alarm system worn as a discreet wrist strap or necklace pendant and connected to a 24 hour response centre which is open 365 days a year. If you are unwell or concerned about your safety at home you trigger the alarm and…
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Guinness Care and SupportHillfields House, Matford CourtSigford RoadExeterDevonEX2 8NL

Home Call Alarms - Exeter City Council

Our Exeter Home Call service provides alarms for rent by people at risk, including the elderly, those with mobility problems, medical conditions or those in sheltered housing. This enables people to continue to live in their own homes. Providing peace of mind to themselves and…
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Exeter Home Call Alarm CentreCivic Centre, Paris StreetExeterDevonEX1 1RQ

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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Taking CareOld Broad StreetLondonEC2N 1AD

Home Safeguard

The Home Safeguard service allows users to live independently, safe in the knowledge that help will reach them quickly if needed - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telecare alarm service uses technology to enable older people, those living with long-term conditions…
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Housing, Home Safeguard12a Lymebourne ParkSidmouthDevonEX10 9HY

Ladies' Lounge

Ladies Lounge is a women's only drop in, its located on the 2nd floor of the Salvation Army Building on Market Street, Torquay.  It supports vulnerable women, it is a registered Charity and run by lovely caring volunteers. During the Pandemic Torbay Ladies' Lounge meets on…
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Ladies Lounge C/O Salvation Army27 Market StreetTorquayDevonTQ1 3AF

Lifeline24

Lifeline24 is the UK's leading personal alarm provider. We provide a low-cost pendant alarm service for anyone who needs support at home or may be at risk of falling. The Lifeline alarm is ideal for anyone that is frail, elderly or disabled living in the…
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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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Lone Alarms: alarms for lone workers

Lone workers face unique risks and challenges at work. Personal alarms for lone workers can help them feel at ease, and safe in the knowledge that they can always call for help in an emergency. Our UK-based Monitoring Centre is open 24/7, 365 days a…
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40 Barnard RoadBowthorpe Employment AreaNorwich,NorfolkNR5 9JB

Men's Advice Line

Advice and for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Confidential helpline and email help 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;…
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