Useful Safeguarding Links
This is a National operation that directly connects the police with schools and early years settings to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police attended incidents of domestic abuse.
Call free on 0800 111
The quickest way to get through to a councillor is to call from any phone for free and it wont show on your bill or use credit.
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people
Call free on 0808 2000 247
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.
Call free on 0808 802 5544
Offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Need to talk? Find organisations that listen, plus online support.
Devon and Cornwall Police
Call free on 999 or 111
Call free on 0808 800 5000
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.
Friendly, confidential drugs advice
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Children Partnership
- Multi-agency Referral Unit: 0300 123 1116
- Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300
Call free on 08081 689111
Everyone reacts to crime differently, which is why our services are tailored to individual needs. We’re here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved.
We listen to children, fight for their rights and do whatever it takes to protect and support them
The Office of National Statistics have revealed a rise in domestic abuse related offences during the first UK national lockdown when compared to the same period in previous years. They also reveal a huge increase in numbers of calls to support services. The police recorded 259,324 offences flagged as domestic abuse-related in the period March to June 2020. This represents a 7% increase from 242,413 in the same period in 2019 and an 18% increase from 218,968 in 2018.
If you have any concerns about domestic abuse or believe you are experiencing it, here are some links to agencies that can help you:
Cornwall Council - Domestic Violence Help and Advice
The Women's Centre Cornwall
Cornwall Housing - Domestic Violence and Abuse Within the Home
Please don't forget that we are also always here to help and support you.