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South West Child Protection Procedures

Our child protection procedures aim to support safeguarding practice and provide a consistent approach to safeguarding children and young people.

These should be used regularly by practitioners, especially those who need clarification about policies and procedures or who are unsure about how to respond to a safeguarding issue they encounter during their work.

Find services in your area

PinPoint is a searchable online directory of thousands of services and community groups available in Devon.

21 June 2022

Making a Child Friendly Devon: Wish for Devon – info for young people

We’re asking children and young people for their ideas about how to help make Devon an even better place to grow up in.

21 June 2022

SEND Small Grants Scheme 2022-23 second round now open

The scheme can provide up to £5,000 to organisations to support children and young people (0-18) with special educational needs and disabilities.

21 June 2022

Voices of England’s Missing Children

The Children’s Commissioner has published findings exploring the groups of children missing from education and the reasons behind it.

8 June 2022

Talking to children away from screens is vital to development

Studies show that young children can learn more vocabulary from conversation at the dinner table.

6 May 2022

Parents Childcare Survey Summer 2022

You can help Devon early years team ensure there is enough high-quality, affordable childcare to enable parents and carers to work or train.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

21 June 2022

Voices of England’s Missing Children

The Children’s Commissioner has published findings exploring the groups of children missing from education and the reasons behind it.

6 April 2022

Youth Parliament team meet for first time

The team are working to create a Countywide Manifesto that will outline key messages from young people across Devon.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

10 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s focus is on the impact of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps that we can take to address it.  

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

25 February 2022

Read the latest Children, Families and Education connectme

Connectme contains lots of useful news and information. You can read the latest edition now and subscribe for future updates.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.

12 January 2022

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and other Safeguarding Case Review

Safeguarding Network has arranged a short webinar to explore initial learning points from the information shared to date.

22 December 2021

Work for us! – Independent Scrutineer

We are seeking an Independent Scrutineer to support the development of our safeguarding partnership work across Devon. 

21 June 2022

SEND Small Grants Scheme 2022-23 second round now open

The scheme can provide up to £5,000 to organisations to support children and young people (0-18) with special educational needs and disabilities.

6 May 2022

Small Grants Scheme 2022-23 opens for applications

The Devon County Council Small Grants Scheme for disabled children is now open for the first round of applications for 2022-23.

14 March 2022

This week is social work week 2022

We want to thank everyone for the work that you do and the difference that we make to children and families across Devon.


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