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Domestic violence and abuse information for professionals

Information about domestic violence and abuse for professionals in Devon can be found on the Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse (DSVA) Alliance website.

They are a large network of voluntary and statutory organisations and community members working together to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Devon.

Their website has lots of  information and tools to help professionals feel confident in supporting people suffering domestic and sexual violence and abuse, including how to complete a risk identification checklist, making a referral to a support service and the MARAC process.

Getting help

If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or complete the Request for support form.

If you are concerned about an adult (aged 16+) in Devon please complete the Risk Identification Checklist (Safelives DASH RIC) to identify the level of risk which support service to refer them too.  and follow the advice on the MARAC page for all levels of risk.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult please contact Care Direct on 0845 155 1007 (8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays) In an emergency, please contact the Emergency Duty Service 0845 6000 388 or email

FearFree Support Service is a charity delivering support services to women and young people experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

FearFree’s Devon Domestic Abuse Service can be contacted in the following ways:

For FearFree’s Interpersonal Trauma Response Service, please call 01752 963493 or email

SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) is a charity based in Exeter providing help and support to children and families who have experienced domestic abuse and violence. Telephone 030 30 30 0112 or email (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)


If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in Devon,
please complete the request for support online form.


If you think that the child is at risk of significant harm,
contact our Front Door directly by calling 0345 155 1071.


In an emergency call 999.