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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 & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service - Home fire safety checks and visits

The damage caused by fire in the home can have devastating consequences and a large number of fires could have been prevented if potential hazards in the home were identified and eliminated and the residents had a plan in case of an emergency.To assist with…
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Service HeadquartersThe KnowleClyst St GeorgeExeterDevonEX3 0NW

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service - Staying Safe

Provide help and advice to prevent fires and limit the damage they cause. Home Safety checks (and visits) are possible.
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Service HeadquartersThe KnowleClyst St GeorgeExeterDevonEX3 0NW

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they…
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CQC National Customer Service CentreCitygateGallowgateNewcastle Upon TyneNE1 4PA

TeignCare

The TeignCare personal alarmYou do not need to buy an alarm system. We will hire out the alarm unit and install it for you. Installation is simple and the unit can easily be removed. HomeSure visitsIn addition to having a personal alarm you can select…
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Devon Homelink

Devon Homelink, a part of North Devon Homes, provide emergency response alarms for households in North Devon.  The alarms will connect the user to a 24/7 call centre at the press of a button and can be installed in any house that has a landline.   There are…
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North Devon HomesWestacott RoadBarnstapleDevonEX32 8TA

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

Home Call Alarms - Exeter City Council

Our 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. Includes an alarm unit, with a body worn pendant which…
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Exeter Home Call Alarm CentreCivic Centre, Paris StreetExeterDevonEX1 1RQ
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