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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.

7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

7 December 2021

Sign up to our SEND newsletter

Want to know more about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services in Devon? Sign up for our roundup of important news and updates

7 December 2021

COVID and the impact on Mental Health of School Closures

Join a free online event exploring the COVID and the impact on mental health of school closures. The session takes place at 5pm on 13 December

7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

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

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 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

7 December 2021

COVID and the impact on Mental Health of School Closures

Join a free online event exploring the COVID and the impact on mental health of school closures. The session takes place at 5pm on 13 December

1 December 2021

Early Help Household Support Fund

Families on low incomes can get help with food and utility costs this winter via the new Household Support Fund.

1 December 2021

Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse resources

It’s vital professionals have the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise when children might be showing them that something is wrong.

1 December 2021

Making participation in decision-making protective

 The Safer Young Lives Research Centre have created a handy graphic detailing how young people’s participation in decision-making can be protective

22 November 2021

SaFest 2021 starts today

Events will be running all week (22-26 November 2021), with a range of fantastic keynote speeches and workshops taking place. 

7 December 2021

Holiday Activity and Food programme this Christmas

Children who receive benefits-related free school meals and their families can take part in our HAF scheme for free over the Christmas break

7 December 2021

Sign up to our SEND newsletter

Want to know more about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services in Devon? Sign up for our roundup of important news and updates

25 November 2021

Devon’s Children’s Service announces name of new SEND model, chosen by you!

The new model aims to ensure that every child or young person gets the support they and their families need and achieve their best in life.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, please visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. Additionally, refer to NHS Devon for the latest updates about local health services developments.

You can book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointments via the NHS website.


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