The DaCCWA Feel Safe Scheme aims to make people feel safer in their own homes, especially anyone who has either become, or is at risk of becoming, a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Organised by DaCCWA’s network of Community Watch Offices based within local Police Stations across Devon and Cornwall, anyone can refer someone they believe would benefit from having small works done to their property to make it safer and more secure.

All works are undertaken free of charge by insured, approved contractors and are funded by supporters of DaCCWA.

The kind of works the Scheme can provide:

  • Fitting a security light, door chain, spy hole or window lock
  • Cutting back a hedge
  • Putting a strong bolt on a gate
  • Changing locks
  • Mending a gate or fence

Although mainly small works, these can often be all it takes to help restore a person’s confidence and bring them peace of mind.

Who can make referrals?

  • Local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators
  • Neighbourhood Policing Teams
  • Local Fire & Rescue Services
  • NHS representatives
  • Social Services
  • Churches
  • Charities and other organisations
  • Families
  • Neighbours
  • Friends

How to make a referral

All referrals need to be submitted by using one of the Referral Forms below, by contacting your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme or one of the DaCCWA Community Watch Offices. 

Feel Safe Scheme Form for Devon-based Referrals

Feel Safe Scheme Form for Cornwall-based Referrals

Please complete and send the relevant form to

All referrals are reviewed by our DaCCWA Feel Safe Scheme team and the area co-ordinators will contact you for further information before contacting the person you have referred. Please note, not all referrals are successful and works will be dependent on a number of factors.

Feel Safe Scheme Protocol


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