Are you worried about someone’s safety?
Do you know who to ask for help?
Do you have concerns about the safety and safeguarding of someone you know?
In Devon there are dedicated professional teams you can contact. They will look in to your concerns and make sure that the person you are worried about is safe and well looked-after.
If you are concerned about a child or young person contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give as much information as you can.
If you think that a child may be living in a private fostering situation with people who aren’t their parents or immediate family contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email email@example.com and give as much information as you can.
For more information on Private Fostering visit www.devon.gov.uk/cyps-privatefostering
If you suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused you can make a Safeguarding Alert by phoning Care Direct on 0845 1551 007. A decision will be taken about what to do next.
For more information on safeguarding adults visit www.devon.gov.uk/adult-protection
If you are living with domestic violence or abuse, or are worried that someone else is, you can contact the adva partnership for advice and guidance. You can also contact adva if you are a professional seeking advice or training on 01392 382233.
For more information on domestic violence services visit www.devon.gov.uk/domestic_violence
This campaign is supported by Devon Safeguarding Children Board and Devon Safeguarding Adults Board working together to help adults, children and young people make better, safer choices.
Be on the safe side.
Remember - in an emergency always dial 999.
For non-emergency situations you can contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.