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
FAMILY SUPPORT
 
We do not endorse any of these organisations, but thought you might find their contact details a useful starting point
 
The Ollee App helps children aged 8-11 to explore feelings around school, family, friends and the world – and share advice with a parent or trusted adult. Children can tell Ollee how they’re feeling and it will give them ideas about what to do. If they’re not sure, Ollee will help them figure it out. Together, parents and children can share Ollee’s advice and talk about feelings together through connected accounts.
 
 
 

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

https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/family-support

 

https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/

 

♦ 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.
 
 
 

WELLBEING

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