working together to make Devon even safer
MAKING DEVON’S COMMUNITIES EVEN SAFER
Safer Devon is a partnership of public, voluntary and community organisations that work together to make Devon’s communities safer. It provides leadership for community safety work carried out across the county.
Partners include Devon’s four local Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) which conduct work in the following areas:
- East and Mid Devon
- North Devon and Torridge
- South Devon and Dartmoor (Teignbridge, South Hams and West Devon)
Safer Devon and its partners are committed to supporting Devon’s communities through preventing and tackling community safety issues which negatively affect local people and communities, such as crime, hidden and visible harm and exploitation.
This website provides information about what we are doing to make Devon’s communities even safer as well as how to access support and advice if you are affected by a community safety issue.
New domestic abuse campaign launched to raise awareness of domestic abuse and Covid-19
Partner agencies across Devon and Cornwall have launched a campaign to raise awareness around domestic abuse and have warned that it may increase in the coming weeks due to the impact of Covid-19. You can access anonymous and confidential support at the Victim Care website.
New police campaign launched to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and Covid-19.
Due to COVID-19, children and young people are spending more time online. Offenders are exploiting this opportunity to target and groom vulnerable young people through the internet, social media, chat apps and online games. To find out more and access help and advice visit the Devon and Cornwall Police website.
New campaign to raise awareness of Online Exploitation during Covid-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic people are spending more time online and are more isolated from friends and family. Offenders are taking advantage of this to groom and exploit people using social media, online chat sites and online gaming. Find support and advice on going online on our website.
New campaign to help spot the signs of County Lines
Since the Government restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19 ‘County Lines’ drug dealers have changed the way they operate. Devon & Cornwall Police are asking members of the public to help spot the signs of ‘County Lines’ and report any suspicious activity taking place in their community. Find out more and report concerns on the Devon and Cornwall Police website.
Campaign to raise awareness of the risks of online radicalisation
With people currently spending more time online, Safer Devon is encouraging us all to be aware of how the internet is being used by extremists to radicalise others – such as by using social media and online gaming sites to befriend and groom people into supporting their cause. Find support and advice on radicalisation on our website.
Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in COVID-19 related scams.
There has been an increase in scams and doorstep traders who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty during this difficult time. We urge you to keep safe and vigilant and look out for scams in your neighbourhood.
You can download this information sheet about Scams.
We are committed to ending sexual violence and domestic violence and abuse in Devon. Find out how you can access support for yourself or others.
Modern slavery is a hidden form of exploitation which takes many forms and leads to significant harm. Learn more about the signs of exploitation and how to access support for yourself or others.
Dangerous drug networks are run by criminal gangs who exploit vulnerable children and adults to produce, transport and sell illegal substances. Learn more about the signs of exploitation and how to access support for yourself or others.
Fraud and cybercrime are forms of financial exploitation which involve pressuring, deceiving and tricking people into handing over money and possessions. Learn more about the signs of financial exploitation and how to access support for yourself or others.
By working together we can tackle community safety issues more effectively to make Devon even safer for residents and communities.
Our partners include:
- East and Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership
- Exeter Community Safety Partnership
- North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnership
- South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership
- Devon County Council
- Devon and Cornwall Police
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall
- NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
- The Probation Service
- Devon and North Dorset Prisons