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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. For more advice on how to stay healthy and active, visit NHS Devon. Or for guidance on keeping safe and new police powers, visit Devon and Cornwall Police’s coronavirus page.

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23 November 2020

Upcoming virtual event with the Children’s Commissioner

As part of Care Month, the Children’s Commissioner will be holding a live virtual event on 24 November to present her vision for a better care system for children.

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19 November 2020

Multi-agency autism training opportunities

A new online autism training programme is now available for multi-agency practitioners working with young people on the autism spectrum.

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18 November 2020

Space* youth services survey

Our youth services are continuing to strengthen their digital offering and want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how they and improve.

a family making a gingerbread house
30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

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31 July 2020

New parents urged to claim Child Benefit

New parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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11 November 2020

UK Youth Parliament Make Your Mark Ballot 2020

Mark Your Mark allows 11-18 year olds to have their say on the issues that mean the most to them. Voting is opening throughout November.

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11 November 2020

Greener Devon 2020

Led by Devon’s Youth Parliament, Greener Devon Week highlighted the issue of climate change and promoted green ideas to help save the environment.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

An illustration of two children wearing face masks
4 November 2020

We’re asking young people to tell us what advice they need

We want to know what information or advice children and young people need right now, so that we can provide the right guidance for them in the right way.

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10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (Saturday, 10 October). And this year it comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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7 October 2020

Safer Summer Scheme: we need your feedback!

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) are inviting residents (and visitors) in Devon and Cornwall to complete a short survey about their Safer Summer Scheme.

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7 October 2020

Exeter Hate Crime and Radicalisation Online Conference

The Exeter Community Safety Partnership is hosting a free online conference that will look at Hate Crime, links to extremism and partnership working to tackle Hate Crimes.

an infographic about domestic abuse prevention during COVID-19
6 October 2020

Domestic abuse victims exempt from rule of six

Victims of domestic abuse can still access vital support services and groups, despite current restrictions. 

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30 September 2020

Safest 2020 – virtual safeguarding festival

A fantastic virtual safeguarding festival is taking place from 19th to 23rd October, with a number of fantastic keynote speeches and workshops on offer.

a happy girl behind some books that say never stop learning
19 November 2020

Multi-agency autism training opportunities

A new online autism training programme is now available for multi-agency practitioners working with young people on the autism spectrum.

a poster for the RCSLT survey
11 November 2020

Give your views on access to speech and language therapy

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists wants to find out how COVID-19 has affected access to speech and language therapy.

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22 October 2020

SEND Strategy 2021-2024 Survey

We are developing a new vision for the SEND service and would love to hear your views on what this should look like.


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