Campaign Launch – 16 Days of Action 2015

The Safer Devon Partnership is leading on a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse between family members. The campaign officially launches in November as part of 16 Days of Action, an international campaign which runs from 25th November, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

Full details can be found on our website

Domestic Homicide Infographic 2015

New dates added for training – September/October 2015

The DSCB Training Newsletter for September/October is now out detailing child protection courses running across Devon.  For more information on any of the courses or to book a place click here.

If you would like to receive the newsletter each month please email

or ring 01392 383000 and ask for “Safeguarding Children Training.”


Devon DSVA Alliance

The upcoming Devon DSVA Alliance morning will be held at the Coaver Club Conference Hall, County Hall, Exeter on Tuesday 21st July 2015 from 9.00am – 1.00pm. RSVP by Friday 10th July

The purpose of the morning is to continue to build an Alliance that ends domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Devon.

The objectives of the event are:

– to report on progress since our last Alliance event

– share the draft Devon DSVA strategy

– network and share ideas and developments

A detailed agenda and further announcements will be sent out a week before the event.

Really importantly, please bring updates from your organisation to add to our ‘Graffiti Wall’ on the day – pin them, stick them, write them!

Please also bring leaflets, flyers, posters and / or  any freebees you wish colleagues to take away with them.

On the more practical side, please note that all visitors to County Hall, including visitors to the Coaver Club conference and meeting rooms, are requested to report to the Main Reception on arrival.

Numbers are restricted so please RSVP to as soon as you can to avoid disappointment



New dates added for training – May-July 2015

New Dates added for Domestic Violence and Abuse Training – May to July 2015. Please find booking details on our training page

Courses available include:

  • ‘Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse’ (1 day course)
  • ‘Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse – The Impact on Children’ (2 Day Training – formerly known as ‘Level 2’)
  • The MARAC Process – Increasing Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence Abuse (half day training course)
  • ‘Tackling Abusive Behaviour – Taking Responsibility’

To book a course, go to:

Select ‘click here to select a course’

Follow the drop down menus:

>Course Category: Select ‘Safeguarding, MCA, DLS and Domestic Violence

>Sub Category: Select the appropriate level e.g. ‘Group 2/Alerter’

>Course Title: Select the appropriate course (see above for details)


Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week (2– 6 March 2015)

A powerful new film highlighting the abuse suffered by adults at risk has been launched to coincide with Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week in Devon and Torbay.

“If you see something, say something”

Don’t be afraid to report abuse!

Contact the Safeguarding Team

Care Direct on 0845 155 1007 (Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturdays, 9:00am to 1:00pm) or email

If you feel someone is in immediate danger or there is an emergency situation, please call 999

More information about Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week
Abuse Awareness Easy Read Factsheet



New dates added for training – January 2015

New dates added for Domestic Violence and Abuse training courses in 2015. Courses can been booked through Devon’s online booking system


Reclaim the night

Women and girls have the right to be safe in the city.

The reclaim the night march, organised by Devon Rape Crisis Service, will be held in Exeter on Thursday 11 December 2014.

For full details visit

Reclaim the night 2014



Download the poster here.










New domestic and sexual violence and abuse website launched for Torbay

Torbay Community Safety Partnership (Safety Communities Torbay) have produced a new domestic abuse/sexual violence website that is now available to view at

The website has been designed to provide information and advice for victims, and to encourage them to seek support.  Information for professionals and abusers is also available.




Domestic Abuse Awareness Week (24-28 November)

This years Domestic Abuse Awareness Week  will be the 24-28 November. As agreed by partners, this year the focus of the campaign will be on the impact of domestic abuse on the children in families.






For full details visit


Partnership Briefing – October 2014

The Domestic Violence and Abuse Briefing October 2014  includes a message from the Director of Public Health as well as updates regarding the DSVA Alliance Strategic Commissioning Group, Domestic Abuse Awareness Week, the New Combined ‘MARAC Referral and MASH Enquiry’ Form, and Devon’s Specialist DVA Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training. In addition, this issue features a spotlight on Devon Rape Crisis Service.

New dates added for training – October 2014

New dates added for Domestic Violence and Abuse training courses in 2014 DVA Training Courses 2014

Partnership Briefing – July 2014

The July Devon domestic and sexual violence and abuse partnership briefing provides an overview of the new service, peer support, service user feedback and details of specialist training programmes.

Training Available – June 2014

Domestic violence and abuse training is available during 2014. Our new training flyer provides details of courses currently being offered. Course descriptions, training dates, and booking forms can be found by visiting DVA Training Courses.

Look again, it’s all under control – June 2014

The Safer Devon Partnership has launched a new campaign to help improve awareness of controlling or coercive behaviour as a form of domestic abuse.

For full details visit

Briefing on the re-commissioning of Domestic Violence and Abuse Provision in Devon  – April 2014

Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) services in Devon had been successfully commissioned by adva for over a decade but had not been subject to competitive tender. As a public sector body and the lead agency for the adva commissioning board, Devon County Council has a duty to re-tender services in line with European procurement legislation and so it was necessary to complete a comprehensive multi-agency tendering process for domestic violence and abuse services in autumn 2013. The Devon’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Commissioned Support Services Briefing from Public Health Devon outlines the process and result.

New Domestic Abuse Support Service Launched – April 2014

The new Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service has launched this week. Their Introductory Information Bulletin (April 2014) provides information on the new service including how to make referrals.

Public Health Domestic Violence and Abuse Briefing – March 2014

As you may be aware, there have been a number of changes in the way that Devon
County Council is helping domestic abuse survivors and reducing the potential for people to experience domestic violence and abuse. Public Health will be taking the lead role in tackling sexual and domestic violence and abuse in Devon bringing these two crucial and linked agendas together. The Public Health Domestic Violence and Abuse March 2014 Briefing provides an outline of the new domestic violence and abuse support service for Devon from April 2014.

Business as usual – March 2014

Please continue to contact the existing DVA service providers in Devon until the 1st April 2014:

Stop Abuse for Everyone covers Exeter, East and Mid Devon

Domestic Violence and Abuse Service South and West Devon covers South Hams, Teignbridge and West Devon (and will cease operating 31st March 2014).

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse covers North Devon and Torridge

Devon Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service (provided by Splitz)  will start operating across Devon from Tuesday, 1st April 2014.

A full introductory bulletin about Splitz Support Service will be sent out to coincide with their launch across Devon on 1st April 2014.

Please make a note of Splitz Support Service Devon’s contact details below for use from next Tuesday:

Telephone: 0345 155 1074

Please note that Splitz Support Service will take over the Devon Helpline number: 0345 155 1074 as their single point of contact number for all DVA related calls across Devon from 1st April 2014.