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Keeping children safe

Request for support – information for parents, carers and the public

How to report a safeguarding concern or request support

If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in Devon, please use our request for support form to make a referral. If you think the child is at risk of significant harm or want to discuss options of early help for a child or family, you can contact us on  0345 155 1071. Our lines are open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm.

If you need help outside of these hours or at weekends or bank holidays, please call our Emergency Duty Service on 0345 6000 388.

If you have concerns that a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the Police on 999.

Data protection

Devon County Council (DCC) will act as the data controller for any personal data that you provide. DCC will ensure that the data is processed under the Data Protection Act 2018. More information about how this is done is available here.


If you are concerned that a child is being abused, or to request support, you can:

Call 0345 155 1071

Complete the request for support online form

If it’s an emergency call 999