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Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect.

The Government believes that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility with key roles identified for local authority, police and health in preventing, detecting, reporting and responding to abuse, neglect or exploitation. As part of our commitment, we have staff trained to address any concerns and work with the relevant statutory agencies.

Safeguarding boards

We support the work of the Devon Adult and Children Safeguarding Boards and are committed to keeping children and adults safe in our community.

The Boards have the responsibility for coordinating and scrutinising the effectiveness of services being delivered to children and young people and adults in need of care across Devon.

The Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) is made up of key organisations that work with children, young people and their families to deliver outcomes that make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

Devon Safeguarding Adults Board

Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP)

Making referrals

Anyone can make a referral for children, young people or adults who might be at risk of abuse and in need of safeguarding. 

If you believe someone might be in immediate danger, call 999.

For concern about adults, call Care Direct on 0345 155 1007.

For concern about children and young people, call the Devon Multiagency Safeguarding Hub or MASH on 0345 155 1071.

If you have any specific concerns that you would like to discuss with staff at Teignbridge, please contact us.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 30 April 2024