Meet the Safeguarding Team
There’s a chance that your child may meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what you consider to be extreme
views, and becoming radicalised. Please follow the links below for advice to parents about radicalisation: http://www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent/
Mental Health Support
YOUNG MINDS: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
THE PROJECT: http://theprojectyp.org.uk/
T: 01404 549045 M: 07970 167341 E:
(This free Project, based in Axminster, is a peer support network that has been set up to support young people aged 12-24yrs with mental health issues, and their parents and carers).
RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS—Young Peoples Page
Exeter: 01392 331666 Newton Abbot: 01392 381992
Counsellors available online: Monday-Friday 12 noon till 10 pm
Weekends 6 pm till 10 pm
The online service: provides access to online advice, self-help tools and counselling
is available 365 days a year
provides interactive counselling until 10 pm every night
The face-to-face service:
can be accessed on a self-referral basis by young people aged 11 to 18 years
is available by contacting Young Devon
provides access to Young Devon’s trained counsellors
is available in safe settings across Devon
Other Safeguarding Support
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Runaway 24/7 helpline: 116000
CEOP online reporting: www.ceop.police.uk
Women’s Aid and Refuge – 0808 2000
The Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
The National Stalking Helpline – 0808 802 0300
Balloons (Bereavement Counselling) – 01392 826024
Drugs & Alcohol Support
FRANK – 0300 123 6600
Y Smart – Drug & Alcohol Services – 01271 388162
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
MASH is a partnership between Devon County Council children’s social care, education and youth services; Devon NHS health services; Devon and Cornwall Police; and the Probation Service working together to safeguard children and young people.
When a professional, family member or member of the public is concerned about a child or young person’s safety, they can contact MASH. They deal with all enquiries/referrals where there is a child protection concern.
If you have serious concerns about a child or young person, or if you need help parenting your child, you can call 0345 155 1071 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Operation Encompass is a Trauma-Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience(ACE).
Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s