Safeguarding

Caring for those in our care

Reporting Abuse

If you have any concerns around safeguarding within your church or community then you should contact the Safeguarding Office at St. Boniface House, Ashburton. You can call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 01364 645430.

If, however, the matter requires an immediate response then contact should be made directly with the Police or Social Services

Police Emergency – Telephone: 999
Police Non Emergency Number – Telephone: 101
Devon and Cornwall Police
Dorset Police

 

Local Adult and Children’s Services

Cornwall Social Services (Includes Isles of Scilly)

Children – Telephone: 0300 123 1116

Adults – Telephone: 0300 123 4131

 

Plymouth Social Services

Children – Telephone: 01752 306340 / Out of hours: 01752 346984

Adults – Telephone: 01752 668000 / Out of hours: 01752 346984

 

Devon Social Services

Children – Telephone: 0345 155 1071 / Out of hours: 0345 600 0388

Adults – Telephone: 0345 1551 007 / Out of hours: 0345 600 0388

 

Torbay Social Services

Children – Telephone: 01803 208100 / Our of hours: 0300 4564 876

Adults – Telephone: 01803 219700 / Out of hours: 01803 524519

 

Poole, Bournemouth & Dorset Social Services

Children:
Bournemouth or Poole – Telephone: 01202 123334  / Out of hours: 01202 738256
Dorset – Telephone: 01305 228866 / Out of hours: 01305 228558

Adults:
Bournemouth or Poole – Telephone: 01202 123654
Dorset – Telephone: 01305 221016

 

Helplines

ChildlineFree and confidential help and advice service for anyone under the age of 19.
Telephone:
0800 1111 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse)A charity that works to challenge and prevent the abuse of older people.
Telephone: 0808 808 8141 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Medaille TrustProvides refuge and freedom from modern slavery.
Telephone: 0800 069 9916 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)The UK’s leading children’s charity.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 10pm, and 9am – 6pm at the weekends)

Stop It NowUK wide charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.
Telephone: 0808 1000 900 (Open Monday to Thursday, 9am – 9pm, and Friday, 9am – 5pm)