Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

"If you see something, say something.”

Everybody has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse; to be respected by other people and the right to live in safety.

Abuse can be a single act or continue over months or even years.  Abuse can happen regardless of age.


If you see, hear or suspect that an adult may be at risk of abuse or neglect, you must tell someone about it.

For an Adult living in Devon

Telephone: Care Direct on 0345 1551 007, or email:     
Care Direct is available 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Out of Hours service: 0345 6000 388.

For an Adult living in Torbay

Telephone: 01803 219700, or email:
The Safeguarding team is available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Out of Hours service:  01803 524519.


For children living in Devon

If you are concerned about a child or young person contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on: 0345 155 1071, or email: and give as much information as you can.

For children living in Torbay

If you are worried about a child please call the Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on: 01803 208100, or email:
Out of office hours please call 0300 4564 876.

Our staff

For our staff

Tell a member of staff (for example, a care co-ordinator, named nurse, doctor, your manager) about your concerns.

Contact the Trust Safeguarding Team by email on: about your concern.

Contact your local police on 101 if believe that an offence may have occurred.

Contact the police on 999 if somebody is in immediate danger of significant harm, injury or death.