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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.

Latest Update: Colleges, schools and childcare settings during the national lockdown

16 September 2021

Small Grants scheme

We are pleased to announce that the small grants scheme is now open and inviting applications.

15 September 2021

Help pick the name for our new SEND model

Devon County Council need your help to pick a name for the new multi-agency SEND model. 

7 September 2021

Free fruit and veg boxes offer Devon’s children a healthy start

Two and a half thousand families in Devon can sign up to receive a fruit and vegtable box this Autumn.

3 August 2021

Parents Childcare Survey Summer 2021

We need your help to plan and make sure that there is enough childcare for you to work or train. Whether you use childcare or not, your voice counts!

21 April 2021

Let’s Get Chatting campaign launches across Devon

A new campaign focusing on the importance of speech, language and communication in children from antenatal to five years old has launched this week.

11 February 2021

A message from our new Chief Officer for Children’s Services

Melissa Caslake is delighted to have joined Devon County Council and has shared the following update for Children’s Services staff and partners.

2 September 2021

Back to school information

With the start of the academic year just around the corner, here’s some useful information to help you and your child prepare for September.

15 July 2021

Supporting Children and Young People with Developmental Language Disorder

Did you know that Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects at least 7.5% of all children and young people in the UK? That’s two children in every average class of 30.

15 July 2021

Speaking up for the Covid generation

A report by I CAN has identified that 1.5 million children across the UK are at risk of being left behind with their speaking and understanding as a result of Covid-19.

7 September 2021

Free fruit and veg boxes offer Devon’s children a healthy start

Two and a half thousand families in Devon can sign up to receive a fruit and vegtable box this Autumn.

18 August 2021

Devon Wellbeing Hub – 100 referrals

Devon Wellbeing Hub has now supported more than a hundred colleagues since its launch on 31 March 2021.

16 August 2021

Appeal to younger adults to get double vaccinated

Devon’s Deputy Director of Public Health, Tina Henry, has appealed to younger adults to get double vaccinated.

15 July 2021

Ofsted focused visit report published

Devon’s vital children’s services have provided a well-coordinated and effective response to the challenges of COVID, according to Government inspectors.

13 May 2021

New campaign to raise awareness of online child exploitation

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have joined forces to create the new ‘Look sus? Tell us’ campaign.

13 May 2021

Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

The bill provides protection to millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthens measures to tackle perpetrators.

16 September 2021

Small Grants scheme

We are pleased to announce that the small grants scheme is now open and inviting applications.

15 September 2021

Help pick the name for our new SEND model

Devon County Council need your help to pick a name for the new multi-agency SEND model. 

7 September 2021

Devon’s Short Breaks project relaunches

Work to improve future short breaks for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities has started again – and the team want to know your thoughts!


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