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

♦ Family Education 01392 382972

♦ Parents learning, children learning 01288331760

♦ Devon Family Project 01392 250600

♦ Parent Partnership service Exeter 01626 364128



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

♦  www.nfpi.org seeks to liase with agencies involved with parenting issues. 020 7424 3460

♦  www.parents.org.uk parents online covering aspects of parenting includes education, health and leisure.

♦  www.fathersdirect.com online magazine for fathers

♦  www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk information for lone parents.

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

♦  www.adders.org ADHD. Pages for parents and children.

♦  www.problemchild.org site run by parents of challenging children

♦  http:/members.aol.com/AngriesOut.index.htm practical ideas fo parents of angry children

♦  www.preventativeoz.org questionnaire on child’s temperament

♦  www.parentsdfee.gov.uk DFES site for parents

♦  www.bbc.co.uk/health/parenting BBC advice on parenting

♦ www.bbc.co.uk/revision revision and learning

♦ www.amazon.co.uk homework help

♦ www.s-cool.co.uk interactive study aids

♦ www.parentclub.co.uk one-stop general information

♦ www.urbia.co.uk family advice on helping kids



♦ Child psychotherapy Trust 02072842755 www.childpsychotherapytrust.org.uk

♦  Kidscape 0207 730 3300 advice line and bullying counsellor available

♦  Anti-bullying campaign 0207 378 1446 advice line for parents and children

♦  www.hpe.org.uk national drugs helpline. Exeter drugs project 01392 666710

♦  www.youngminds.org.uk advice on mental health concerns. 0800 018 2138