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Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), is the central resource for the whole of Devon receiving all safeguarding and child protection enquiries. It's staffed with professionals from a range of agencies including police, probation, fire, ambulance, health, education and social care. These professionals share information to ensure early identification of potential significant harm, and trigger interventions to prevent further harm.

Worried about a child’s safety?

Contact MASH on 0345 155 1071, (0845 6000 388 for out of office hours). Alternatively, email to raise your concerns.

Devon Safeguarding Children Board

The Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB), is responsible for coordinating and scrutinising the effectiveness of services being delivered to children and young people across Devon. The work carried out by DSCB helps to ensure children and young people are safe from harm or neglect and have the opportunities available to them to reach their full potential.

The DSCB depends on everyone, whether professionals, volunteers, parents, or members of the public to have an understanding of their own personal or professional responsibility to safeguard children and young people.

The DSCB website aims to provide information to parents and carers, children and young people and professionals who work with them. The information published is maintained and updated on a regular basis.

The following film produced by the DSCB is intended to help staff and volunteers who have infrequent contact with children and young people, and all parents or carers who may become aware of possible abuse and neglect:


To find out more...

For further information about Child protection, visit the following useful websites by clicking the links below:

Be Curious

Be Curious is a campaign setup to raise awareness about violent extremism and radicalisation, child sexual exploitation and modern slavery within our community. The campaign was setup jointly by Safer Devon Partnership, DSCB, Devon and Cornwall Police and local authorities in Devon.

For further information or to get involved with this campaign, please visit our Be Curious page.


With the help of the friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep your child safe from sexual abuse.

Find tips and advice to help keep your kids safe and sing along with Pantosaurus!

For further information please visit the Talk PANTS website.


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