Who to talk to if you're worried

Devon MASH 0345 1551071
Worried about a child’s safety? If you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk and give as much information as you can.
If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999
DIAS Devon, Information, Advice & Support 01392 383080
Our dedicated team offer legally based and easily accessible impartial information and advice, to support children and young people aged 0 – 25 years, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers. We can support you with areas such as:
  • Preparing for meetings
  • Expressing your views
  • Understanding paperwork
  • Resolving issues
  • Where to find more information
We do not endorse any of these organisations, but thought you might find their contact details a useful starting point

These pages give you more information about the types of family support available in Devon:





♦ www.parentlineplus.org.uk support to families and professionals. National freephone helpline no. 0808 800 2222


♦  https://parentinfo.org/ Help and advice for families in a digital world

♦  www.fathersdirect.com online magazine for fathers


♦  www.loneparenthelpline.info Information and free publications on benefits, legal rights, education Freephone helpline no. 0800 018 5026


  • Sibs is the only UK charity for children and adults who are growing up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. We provide information, support and training on sibling issues for adult siblings, young siblings, parents and professionals.
♦  www.adders.org ADHD. Pages for parents and children.


Happy Maps - A website for parents and carers. Reliable and up-to-date resources on emotional and mental health for your children www.happymaps.co.uk


Hub of Hope - directory of local services to support mental health https://hubofhope.co.uk/
Kidscape 0207 730 3300 advice line and bullying counsellor available www.kidscape.org.uk

NSPCC - safeguarding guidance and advice www.nspcc.org.uk
www.hpe.org.uk national drugs helpline. Exeter drugs project 01392 666710
www.youngminds.org.uk advice on mental health concerns. 0800 018 2138